grass snake



Also called ring snake. a common European snake, Natrix natrix, having a collar of bright orange or yellow.
any of various small, slender snakes of North America, as the garter snake or green snake.

Nearby words

  1. grass roots,
  2. grass rug,
  3. grass sack,
  4. grass shears,
  5. grass skiing,
  6. grass snipe,
  7. grass sorghum,
  8. grass sponge,
  9. grass style,
  10. grass tree

Origin of grass snake

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grass snake

  • Grass-snake and viper have crawled away into warm hiding places in banks or among the roots of trees.

    In the West Country|Francis A. Knight
  • The shriek of the field-mouse startled you no more, nor the swift dry rustle of the grass-snake.

    Rest Harrow|Maurice Hewlett

British Dictionary definitions for grass snake

grass snake


a harmless nonvenomous European colubrid snake, Natrix natrix, having a brownish-green body with variable markings
any of several similar related European snakes, such as Natrix maura (viperine grass snake)
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