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 (kŏl′ə-brīn′, kŏl′yə-)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a snake.
2. Colubrid.
3. Of or relating to a colubrid snake of the subfamily Colubrinae, including the king snakes and rat snakes.
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(ˈkɒljʊˌbraɪn; -brɪn)
1. (Animals) of or resembling a snake
2. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Colubrinae, a subfamily of harmless colubrid snakes
[C16: from Latin colubrīnus, from coluber snake]
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(ˈkɒl əˌbraɪn, -brɪn, -yə-)

1. of or resembling a snake; snakelike.
2. belonging or pertaining to the subfamily Colubrinae, of the colubrid snakes.
[1520–30; < Latin colubrīnus; compare colubrid]
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