Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A general term for innocuous serpents, as distinguished from Viperina or Thanatophidia.
- More definitely: A suborder of Ophidia, containing all the innocuous serpents with ungrooved and imperforate teeth and dilatable jaws. Also called Colubriformia and Aglyphodontia.
- The Aglyphodontia together with the Proteroglyphia, thus including venomous serpents of the families Elapidæ and Hydrophidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a genus of mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits.
- n. mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits
“Otherwise, vegetation is short and shrubby, consisting of herbs, grasses, and Ciperaceae, though the native Colubrina glandulosa var. reitzii does still occur on Trindade.”
“A forest dominated by Colubrina glandulosa var. reitzii covered 85% of Trindade until the mid 1700’s, when settled by 130 families from the Azores.”
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