shield-tailed snake

[sheeld-teyld]

noun

any of several burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae, of the Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka, having a tail that ends in a flat disk.

Nearby words

  1. shield cricket,
  2. shield fern,
  3. shield law,
  4. shield match,
  5. shield volcano,
  6. shields,
  7. shieling,
  8. shier,
  9. shiest,
  10. shift

Also called shield·tail [sheeld-teyl] /ˈʃildˌteɪl/.

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