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any snakelike lizard of the genus Ophisaurus, of Europe, Asia, and North America, with vestigial hind limbs and a tail that breaks off easily: family Anguidae
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How to use glass snake in a sentence
There is, of course, a small basis of fact in the superstition of the glass snake.Riverby|John Burroughs
A glass snake (ophisaurus ventralis) approached too near us, and was captured.
“Glass snake” is the name which has been given to a lizard resembling a serpent in form and reaching a length of three feet.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
The "Glass-Snake" has no limbs and to the eye of anyone but a naturalist would easily be mistaken for a snake.Pathfinder|Alan Douglas
In certain regions the glass-snake or joint-snake (Opheosaurus ventralis) is common.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg