- South Midland and Southern U.S. a dragonfly.
- a hellgrammite.
Origin of snake doctor
First recorded in 1790–1800
Regional variation note
1. See dragonfly.
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Examples from the Web for snake doctor
With all the patience I could command, I sat awaiting the orders of the snake-doctor.The Quadroon
Then the Snake-Doctor desisted, gathering back the thing again.
Then the Snake-Doctor began to call in his horrible myrmidons.
Something fearful beyond words, for, had not the Snake-Doctor claimed him?