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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.

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

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.
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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They tore it away and thrust it fiercely aside, its undulations resembling those of a water snake.
And those that held Methone and Thaumacia, with Meliboea and rugged Olizon, these were led by the skilful archer Philoctetes, and they had seven ships, each with fifty oarsmen all of them good archers; but Philoctetes was lying in great pain in the Island of Lemnos, where the sons of the Achaeans left him, for he had been bitten by a poisonous water snake.
Several pretty large logs may still be seen lying on the bottom, where, owing to the undulation of the surface, they look like huge water snakes in motion.
But one day as the Mariner watched the water snakes, the only living things in all that dreadful waste, he blessed them unaware, merely because they were alive.
China's President Xi Jinping, a Water Snake (1953), is a silent player.
Here in Krasnogruda, in the overgrown park, on the banks of the Galadus, in nearby Zegary where a young student shot wild ducks (in later life he reproached himself for that and also for killing the water snake, a sacred creature)--you are above us.
Children~s pool - 40 m 2 for the youngest - integrated with a slide, Water snake and heat benches, As well as family recreation areas.
Copperheads have a distinct color and pattern that sets them apart from other snakes, but cottonmouths, also known as water moccasins, are often confused with a variety of water snake species.
The first is the banded water snake which, when large, can flatten its head into a very convincing triangular shape.
Natural history of the South American water snake Helicops leopardinus (Serpentes: Colubridae) in the Pantanal, Brazil.
Regulus in Leo is rising in the east, while above it is sinuous Hydra the Water Snake with its brightest star Alphard.
A Telegram &Gazette reader recently sent me a photo of a water snake killed in the area.