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colubrid

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noun col·u·brid \ˈkäl-yə-brəd, ˈkä-lə-\

Definition of colubrid

  1. :  any of a large cosmopolitan family (Colubridae) of chiefly nonvenomous snakes

colubrid

adjective


Origin and Etymology of colubrid

ultimately from Latin colubra snake


First Known Use: 1887


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