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tiger snake

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noun
  1. either of two highly venomous snakes, Notechis scutatus and N. ater, of Australia and Tasmania, that grow to a length of 5 feet (1.5 meters).

Origin of tiger snake

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • When we came out, my father pointed to a tiger-snake, saying, 'That is your familiar.

    Anthropology

    Robert Marett

  • There appeared also a very beautiful goddess called the Deer, and surnamed the Tiger-Snake.


British Dictionary definitions for tiger snake

tiger snake

noun
  1. a highly venomous brown-and-yellow elapid snake, Notechis scutatus, of Australia
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