Definition of Oxybelis
: a genus of slender chiefly arboreal back-fanged snakes (family Colubridae) having slender pointed snouts and being widely distributed in tropical America with one species occurring as far north as Arizona
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Origin and Etymology of oxybelis
New Latin, from Greek oxybelēs sharp-pointed, from oxy- 1oxy- + -belēs pointed, from belos arrow; akin to Greek ballein to throw — more at devil
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