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green snake

any slender, green snake of the genus Opheodrys, of North America, feeding chiefly on insects.
Origin of green snake
An Americanism dating back to 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A particular kind of green snake is revered by the Matabili for this reason.

  • Half the length of the green snake had disappeared from sight, and it was quite dead.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • They were a green snake—the males about six and the females five feet long.

  • It is a green snake, and its fangs have struck into your soul!

  • But we are on the right track, lads, for all that; there 's always gold where the green snake frequents.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • I begin actually to be a little awed at it, as I should be by a green snake—only the snake would be prettier.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 John Ruskin
  • Over the sill, with a graceful, leisurely movement, a green snake was crawling.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse
  • Fascinated by the beady eyes of the green snake, Pauline stared at it, with clenched hands.

    The Curved Blades

    Carolyn Wells
  • There is one green snake which climbs the trees, and looks precisely like the branches and leaves.

  • One of the most remarkable of them is the "green snake," which looks exactly like a long serpent.

    Cuba Past and Present Richard Davey

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