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shield-tailed snake

[sheeld-teyld]
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noun
  1. any of several burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae, of the Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka, having a tail that ends in a flat disk.
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Also called shield·tail [sheeld-teyl] /ˈʃildˌteɪl/.
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