American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several greenish nonvenomous snakes, especially Opheodrys vernalis of eastern North America or Natrix natrix of Europe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nonvenomous snake, Natrix natrix, native to Europe, with a yellow collar.
- n. A greenish nonvenomous snake, Opheodrys vernalis, of North America.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The common green snake of the Northern United States. See Green snake, under Green.
- n. any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakes
- n. harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
- n. either of two North American chiefly insectivorous snakes that are green in color
“Two came with us, and dashed into the hedge to hunt a large grass snake (Pseudopus), excellent eating they said, only you must cut off its head, for it is poisonous (it is not, but can bite sharply); also because you must always cut off a snake's head.”
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