: 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.

Word History


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

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“Zamenis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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