Aesculapius' snake

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Aesculapian snake

Definition of Aesculapius' snake

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

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Origin and Etymology of aesculapius' snake

from Aesculapius, Greco-Roman god of medicine

First Known Use: 1905

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