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snake doctor

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noun
  1. South Midland and Southern U.S. a dragonfly.
  2. a hellgrammite.
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Origin of snake doctor

First recorded in 1790–1800

Regional variation note

1. See dragonfly.
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Historical Examples

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

    The Quadroon

    Mayne Reid

  • Then the Snake-Doctor desisted, gathering back the thing again.

  • Then the Snake-Doctor began to call in his horrible myrmidons.

  • Something fearful beyond words, for, had not the Snake-Doctor claimed him?