snake doctor

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noun

South Midland and Southern U.S. a dragonfly.
a hellgrammite.

Nearby words

  1. snailfish,
  2. snailflower,
  3. snake,
  4. snake charmer,
  5. snake dance,
  6. snake eyes,
  7. snake feeder,
  8. snake fence,
  9. snake fly,
  10. snake foot

Origin of snake doctor

First recorded in 1790–1800

Regional variation note

1. See dragonfly.

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Examples from the Web for snake doctor

  • With all the patience I could command, I sat awaiting the orders of the snake-doctor.

    The Quadroon|Mayne Reid
  • Something fearful beyond words, for, had not the Snake-Doctor claimed him?

    A Secret of the Lebombo|Bertram Mitford
  • Then the Snake-Doctor desisted, gathering back the thing again.

    A Secret of the Lebombo|Bertram Mitford
  • Then the Snake-Doctor began to call in his horrible myrmidons.

    A Secret of the Lebombo|Bertram Mitford