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hognose snake

hognose snake

noun hog·nose snake \ˈhg-ˌnōz-, ˈhäg-\

Definition of HOGNOSE SNAKE

:  any of a genus (Heterodon) of rather small harmless stout-bodied North American colubrid snakes with keeled scales and an upturned snout that seldom bite but hiss wildly and often play dead when disturbed —called also hog-nosed snake, puff adder

First Known Use of HOGNOSE SNAKE

1736

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