sea snake

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noun

any of several venomous marine snakes of the family Hydrophidae, having a finlike tail.

Nearby words

  1. sea serpent,
  2. sea shanty,
  3. sea slater,
  4. sea slug,
  5. sea snail,
  6. sea spider,
  7. sea squab,
  8. sea squill,
  9. sea squirt,
  10. sea stack

Origin of sea snake

First recorded in 1745–55

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British Dictionary definitions for sea snake

sea snake

noun

any venomous snake of the family Hydrophiidae, of tropical seas, that swims by means of a laterally compressed oarlike tail
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