Carphophis

noun
Car·​pho·​phis | \ˈkärfəfəs, -(ˌ)fis, kärˈfäfə̇s\

Definition of Carphophis 

: a monotypic genus of small North American colubrid snakes that are brownish black to glossy black above and pinkish below, have narrow flat heads, and feed chiefly on earthworms — see worm snake

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History and Etymology for Carphophis

New Latin, from Greek karphos dry stalk, stick + New Latin -ophis

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