Aesculapius' snake

noun
variants: or Aesculapian snake

Definition of Aesculapius' snake 

: a harmless European snake (Coluber, or Elaphe, longissimus) believed to have been held sacred to Aesculapius by the Romans

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First Known Use of Aesculapius' snake

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aesculapius' snake

from Aesculapius, Greco-Roman god of medicine

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