green snake


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green snake

n.
Any of several slender, yellow-green nonvenomous North American snakes of the genus Opheodrys, such as the grass snake.

green′ snake`


n.
any slender, green colubrine snake of the genus Opheodrys, of North America.
[1700–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green snake - any of numerous African colubrid snakesgreen snake - any of numerous African colubrid snakes
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
Chlorophis, genus Chlorophis - African green snakes
2.green 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
References in classic literature ?
I trust that I am not an unreasonable man, but I decline to admit that a long, green snake is a proper thing to keep about the house.
He told him of the red ibises, who stand in long rows on the banks of the Nile, and catch gold-fish in their beaks; of the Sphinx, who is as old as the world itself, and lives in the desert, and knows everything; of the merchants, who walk slowly by the side of their camels, and carry amber beads in their hands; of the King of the Mountains of the Moon, who is as black as ebony, and worships a large crystal; of the great green snake that sleeps in a palm-tree, and has twenty priests to feed it with honey-cakes; and of the pygmies who sail over a big lake on large flat leaves, and are always at war with the butterflies.
When I saw my charmer thus come in accompanied by a cavalier, I seemed to hear a hiss, and the green snake of jealousy, rising on undulating coils from the moonlit balcony, glided within my waistcoat, and ate its way in two minutes to my heart's core.
In his huge, hairy hands, a long whip, made of green snakes and black cats' tails twisted together, swished through the air in a dangerous way.
Again, there was the insect house, where she lifted the blinds of the little cages, and marveled at the purple circles marked upon the rich tussore wings of some lately emerged and semi-conscious butterfly, or at caterpillars immobile like the knobbed twigs of a pale-skinned tree, or at slim green snakes stabbing the glass wall again and again with their flickering cleft tongues.
Jacque of Western Illinois University; "Smooth Green Snake Study" by Cindi Jablonski, wildlife ecologist; "Women in Farming: Learning Circles" by Linda Balek at TLC; "Using Noninvasive Methods to Compare Stress Levels in Bats" by Matt Mulligan, Lincoln Park Zoo.
She said she was about to use the loo when she found a snake a thin, green snake, one foot long in her toilet bowl.
King snake, queen snake, milk snake, green snake, garter, water,
com) THIS bright, cheerful hot water bottle is a completely different shape to a normal one - it's a green snake.
Highlights include Green Snake by the National Theatre of China, making its U.
New species documented on the preserve were the Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), Eastern Racer (Coluber constrictor), Smooth Green Snake (Liochlorophis vernalis), Redbelly Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata), and Lined Snake (Tropidoclonion lineatum).
It traditionally holds a green snake in its beak which appears to be missing on yours.