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sea snake


      n   any venomous snake of the family Hydrophiidae, of tropical seas, that swims by means of a laterally compressed oarlike tail  
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1    any reptile of the suborder Ophidia (or Serpentes), typically having a scaly cylindrical limbless body, fused eyelids, and a jaw modified for swallowing large prey: includes venomous forms such as cobras and rattlesnakes, large nonvenomous constrictors (boas and pythons), and small harmless types such as the grass snake  
   Related adjs       colubrine       ophidian  
2      (Also called)    snake in the grass   a deceitful or treacherous person  
3    anything resembling a snake in appearance or action  
4    (in the European Union) a former system of managing a group of currencies by allowing the exchange rate of each of them only to fluctuate within narrow limits  
5    a tool in the form of a long flexible wire for unblocking drains  
6    intr   to glide or move like a snake  
7    tr     (U.S.)   to haul (a heavy object, esp. a log) by fastening a rope around one end of it  
8    tr     (U.S)   often foll by: out   to pull jerkily  
9    tr   to move in or follow (a sinuous course)  
     (Old English snaca; related to Old Norse snakr snake, Old High German snahhan to crawl, Norwegian snok snail)  
  snakelike      adj  

blind snake  
      n   any burrowing snake of the family Typhlopidae and related families of warm and tropical regions, having very small or vestigial eyes  
brown snake  
      n     (Austral)   any of various common venomous snakes of the genus Pseudonaja  
bull snake  
      n   any burrowing North American nonvenomous colubrid snake of the genus Pituophis, typically having yellow and brown markings,   (Also called)    gopher snake  
carpet snake   , python  
      n   a large nonvenomous Australian snake, Morelia variegata, having a carpetlike pattern on its back  
coral snake  
1    any venomous elapid snake of the genus Micrurus and related genera, of tropical and subtropical America, marked with red, black, yellow, and white transverse bands  
2    any of various other brightly coloured elapid snakes of Africa and SE Asia  
diamond snake  
      n   a python, Morelia argus, of Australia and New Guinea, with yellow diamond-shaped markings  
garter snake  
      n   any nonvenomous North American colubrid snake of the genus Thamnophis, typically marked with longitudinal stripes  
glass snake  
      n   any snakelike lizard of the genus Ophisaurus, of Europe, Asia, and North America, with vestigial hind limbs and a tail that breaks off easily: family Anguidae  
grass snake  
1    a harmless nonvenomous European colubrid snake, Natrix natrix, having a brownish-green body with variable markings  
2    any of several similar related European snakes, such as Natrix maura (viperine grass snake)  
hognose snake  
      n   any North American nonvenomous colubrid snake of the genus Heterodon, having a trowel-shaped snout and inflating the body when alarmed,   (Also called)    puff adder  
hoop snake  
      n   any of various North American snakes, such as the mud snake (Farancia abacura), that were formerly thought to hold the tail in the mouth and roll along like a hoop  
indigo snake  
      n   a dark-blue nonvenomous North American colubrid snake, Drymarchon corais couperi  
king snake  
      n   any nonvenomous North American colubrid snake of the genus Lampropeltis, feeding on other snakes, small mammals, etc.  
milk snake  
      n   a nonvenomous brown-and-grey North American colubrid snake Lampropeltis doliata, related to the king snakes  
rat snake  
      n   any of various nonvenomous rodent-eating colubrid snakes, such as Elaphe obsoleta of North America and Ptyas mucosus of Asia  
rock snake   , python  
      n   any large Australasian python of the genus Liasis  
sea snake  
      n   any venomous snake of the family Hydrophiidae, of tropical seas, that swims by means of a laterally compressed oarlike tail  
smooth snake  
      n   any of several slender nonvenomous colubrid snakes of the European genus Coronella, esp. C. austriaca, having very smooth scales and a reddish-brown coloration  
snake charmer  
      n   an entertainer, esp. in Asia, who charms or appears to charm snakes by playing music and by rhythmic body movements  
snake dance  
1    a ceremonial dance, performed by the priests of the American Hopi Indians, in which live snakes are held in the mouth  
a    the swaying movements of snakes responding to a snake charmer  
b    a Hindu dance in which performers imitate such snake movements  
snake fly  
      n   any of various neuropterous insects of the family Raphidiidae, having an elongated thorax: order Megaloptera  
snake juice  
      n     (Austral)  
slang   any strong alcoholic drink, esp. when home-made  
     (C19: perhaps so called from its poisonous effects)  
Snake River  
      n   a river in the northwestern U.S., rising in NW Wyoming and flowing west through Idaho, turning north as part of the border between Idaho and Oregon, and flowing west to the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington. Length: 1670 km (1038 miles)  
snake's head  
      n   a European fritillary plant, Fritillaria meleagris, of damp meadows, having purple-and-white chequered flowers  
     (C19: so called because its buds are claimed to resemble a snake's head)  
spitting snake  
      n      another name for the       rinkhals  
tiger snake  
      n   a highly venomous brown-and-yellow elapid snake, Notechis scutatus, of Australia  
tree snake  
      n   any of various slender arboreal colubrid snakes of the genera Chlorophis (green tree snakes), Chrysopelea (golden tree snakes), etc.  
water snake  
      n   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  
whip snake  
1    any of several long slender fast-moving nonvenomous snakes of the colubrid genus Coluber, such as C. hippocrepis (horseshoe whipsnake) of Eurasia  
2    any of various other slender nonvenomous snakes, such as Masticophis flagellum (coachwhip snake) of the U.S.  

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snake, blind snake, brown snake, bull snake

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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