from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several greenish nonvenomous snakes, especially Opheodrys vernalis of eastern North America or Natrix natrix of Europe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ringed snake (which see, under snake).
  • noun In the United States, the green-snake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A nonvenomous snake, Natrix natrix, native to Europe, with a yellow collar.
  • noun A greenish nonvenomous snake, Opheodrys vernalis, of North America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakes
  • noun harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
  • noun either of two North American chiefly insectivorous snakes that are green in color


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