Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any species of small burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae, native to Ceylon and Southern Asia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any species of small burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidæ, native of Ceylon and Southern Asia. They have a small mouth which can not be dilated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A snake of the family Uropeltidæ.

Etymologies

shield +‎ tail (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In hill stations, snakes like the ` Phipson's shieldtail ', a non-venomous variety, lie on the tarred roads for absorbing external heat and are run over.

    The Times of India

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.