any of numerous, typically harmless snakes constituting the family Colubridae, having no vestigial limbs, a scale-covered head and body with a mostly bare face, and belly scales usually as wide as the body, including garter snakes, bull snakes, water snakes, racers, vine and tree snakes, and other temperate-to-tropical species, comprising about two-thirds of all living snakes.
belonging or pertaining to the Colubridae.
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How to use colubrid in a sentence
The Mexican snakes of the genera Sonora and Chionactis, with notes on the status of other colubrid genera.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico | William E. Duellman
Notes on the variation in and distribution of the Mexican colubrid snake Coniophanes lateritius.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico | William E. Duellman
The systematic status of the colubrid snake, Leptodeiradiscolor Gnther.A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico | William E. Duellman
The food of some colubrid snakes from Fort Benning, Georgia.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor | Henry S. Fitch
They conduct to the terrene genera of the great family colubrid.Reptiles and Birds | Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for colubrid
any snake of the family Colubridae, including many harmless snakes, such as the grass snake and whip snakes, and some venomous types
of, relating to, or belonging to the Colubridae
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