hognose snake

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hog·nose snake

 (hôg′nōz′, hŏg′-)
Any of several thick-bodied, nonvenomous North American snakes of the genus Heterodon having an upturned snout. Also called puff adder.
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hognose snake

(Animals) any North American nonvenomous colubrid snake of the genus Heterodon, having a trowel-shaped snout and inflating the body when alarmed. Also called: puff adder
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hog′nose snake`

(ˈhɔgˌnoʊz, ˈhɒg-)
any harmless North American snake of the genus Heterodon having an upturned snout.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hognose snake - harmless North American snake with upturned nosehognose snake - harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Heterodon, Heterodon - a genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakes
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Caption: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: When confronted, the eastern hognose snake will spread the skin on its neck and head, similar to a cobra.
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When a hognose snake that's facing a predator flips belly-up, its mouth opens and stays agape, sometimes oozing drops of blood.