Green snake
Snake Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and {Serpent}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Snakes are abundant in all warm countries, and much the larger number are harmless to man. [1913 Webster]

{Blind snake}, {Garter snake}, {Green snake}, {King snake}, {Milk snake}, {Rock snake}, {Water snake}, etc. See under {Blind}, {Garter}, etc.

{Fetich snake} (Zo["o]l.), a large African snake ({Python Seb[ae]}) used by the natives as a fetich.

{Ringed snake} (Zo["o]l.), a common European columbrine snake ({Tropidonotus natrix}).

{Snake eater}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The markhoor. (b) The secretary bird.

{Snake fence}, a worm fence (which see). [U.S.]

{Snake fly} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus {Rhaphidia}; -- so called because of their large head and elongated neck and prothorax.

{Snake gourd} (Bot.), a cucurbitaceous plant ({Trichosanthes anguina}) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than that of the serpent cucumber.

{Snake killer}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The secretary bird. (b) The chaparral cock.

{Snake moss} (Bot.), the common club moss ({Lycopodium clavatum}). See {Lycopodium}.

{Snake nut} (Bot.), the fruit of a sapindaceous tree ({Ophiocaryon paradoxum}) of Guiana, the embryo of which resembles a snake coiled up.

{Tree snake} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees, especially those of the genus {Dendrophis} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Green snake — Green Green (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • green snake — noun a harmless American snake with a green back and white or yellowish underparts. [Genus Opheodrys: two species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • green snake — noun Date: 1709 either of two bright green harmless largely insectivorous North American colubrid snakes (Opheodrys vernalis and O. aestivus) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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