noun Zam·e·nis \ˈzamənə̇s\

Definition of Zamenis

  1. :  a large genus of European and Asiatic colubrid snakes closely resembling and in some classifications including a black snake (Coluber constrictor) of the U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of zamenis

New Latin, modification of Greek zamenēs mighty, raging, from za-, intensive prefix + -menēs (from menos strength, fierceness, spirit) — more at zaglossus, mind

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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