noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin colubra snake Date: 1887 any of a large cosmopolitan family (Colubridae) of chiefly nonvenomous snakes • colubrid adjective

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  • colubrid — [käl′yo͞o brid΄] n. any of a large, worldwide family (Colubridae) of generally nonpoisonous snakes, including garter snakes, racers, and kingsnakes adj. of or having to do with this family …   English World dictionary

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  • colubrid — /kol euh brid, yeuh /, n. 1. any of numerous, typically harmless snakes constituting the family Colubridae, having no vestigial limbs, a scale covered head and body with a mostly bare face, and belly scales usually as wide as the body, including… …   Universalium

  • colubrid — noun mostly harmless temperate to tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes • Syn: ↑colubrid snake • Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian • Hyponyms: ↑hoop snake, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • colubrid — noun Any snake in the family Colubridae, completely covered in scales and mostly nonvenomous …   Wiktionary

  • colubrid — col·u·brid (kolґu brid) 1. any snake of the family Colubridae. 2. of or pertaining to the family Colubridae …   Medical dictionary

  • colubrid — [ kɒljʊbrɪd] noun Zoology a snake of a very large family (Colubridae) which includes the majority of harmless species, such as grass snakes …   English new terms dictionary

  • colubrid — col·u·brid …   English syllables

  • colubrid — col•u•brid [[t]ˈkɒl ə brɪd, yə [/t]] n. 1) ram any usu. nonvenomous snake of the family Colubridae 2) ram belonging or pertaining to the Colubridae • Etymology: 1885–90; < NL Colubridae < Coluber a genus (L: snake) …   From formal English to slang

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