snake doctor

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

  2. a hellgrammite.

Origin of snake doctor

First recorded in 1790–1800

regional variation note For snake doctor

1. See dragonfly.

Words Nearby snake doctor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use snake doctor in a sentence

  • 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
  • Down South the colored people believe the dragon fly brings dead snakes to life, and they call it snake doctor.

    The Insect Folk | Margaret Warner Morley
  • Something fearful beyond words, for, had not the Snake-Doctor claimed him?

    A Secret of the Lebombo | Bertram Mitford
  • With all the patience I could command, I sat awaiting the orders of the snake-doctor.

    The Quadroon | Mayne Reid