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British Dictionary definitions for tree snake

tree snake

  1. any of various slender arboreal colubrid snakes of the genera Chlorophis (green tree snakes), Chrysopelea (golden tree snakes), etc
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Historical Examples

  • You might have been caught by a tree-snake, or by some savage vulture, and we should never have seen you more.

    The Wanderers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • To cure a headache, kill a tree-snake, and ram cotton seed and castor-oil down its throat, until the whole body is full.