glass snake


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glass snake

n
(Animals) any snakelike lizard of the genus Ophisaurus, of Europe, Asia, and North America, with vestigial hind limbs and a tail that breaks off easily: family Anguidae

glass′ snake`


n.
any limbless, snakelike lizard of the genus Ophisaurus, of the Eastern U.S., Europe, and Asia, having the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail.
Also called glass′ liz`ard.
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Noun1.glass snake - snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tailglass snake - snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail
anguid lizard - any of a small family of lizards widely distributed in warm areas; all are harmless and useful as destroyers of e.g. slugs and insects
genus Ophisaurus, Ophisaurus - glass lizards