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grass snake

n.
Any of several greenish nonvenomous snakes, especially Opheodrys vernalis of eastern North America or Natrix natrix of Europe.

grass snake

n
1. (Animals) a harmless nonvenomous European colubrid snake, Natrix natrix, having a brownish-green body with variable markings
2. (Animals) any of several similar related European snakes, such as Natrix maura (viperine grass snake)

grass′ snake`


n.
any of various small slender snakes of North America, as the garter snake or green snake.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grass snake - harmless European snake with a bright yellow collargrass snake - harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
water snake - any of various mostly harmless snakes that live in or near water
Natrix maura, viperine grass snake - a small harmless grass snake
2.grass snake - any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakesgrass snake - any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakes
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Thamnophis, Thamnophis - garter snakes
common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis - a garter snake that is widespread in North America
ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus - slender yellow-striped North American garter snake; prefers wet places
Thamnophis proximus, Western ribbon snake - yellow- or reddish-striped snake of temperate woodlands and grasslands to tropics
3.grass snake - either of two North American chiefly insectivorous snakes that are green in color
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Opheodrys, Opheodrys - North American green snakes
Opheodrys vernalis, smooth green snake - of western and central United States
Opheodrys aestivus, rough green snake - of southern and eastern United States
Translations
snog
rantakäärme
vízisikló
grassnákur

grass snake

nbiscia d'erba
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Europe's grass snake puts on an even more realistic death act, says Patrick Gregory of the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
After stopping in a parking lot one day and exiting my truck, I noticed a very plump grass snake making haste on the ground right beneath my door.