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water snake

n.
1. Any of various North American colubrid snakes of the genus Nerodia, living in or frequenting freshwater streams and ponds.
2. Any of various aquatic or semiaquatic snakes.
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water snake

n
(Animals) any of various colubrid snakes that live in or near water, esp any of numerous harmless North American snakes of the genus Natrix, such as N. sipedon
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wa′ter snake`


n.
1. any of numerous and widely distributed harmless snakes of the genus Natrix, inhabiting areas in or near fresh water.
2. any of various other snakes living in or frequenting water.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water snake - any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near waterwater snake - any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near water
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
banded water snake, common water snake, Natrix sipedon, Nerodia sipedon - in some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water
water moccasin - any of numerous North American water snakes inhabiting fresh waters
grass snake, Natrix natrix, ring snake, ringed snake - harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
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