brown tree snake

noun

Definition of brown tree snake

: a large mildly venomous arboreal colubrid snake (Boiga irregularis) of northern Australia, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands that has been accidentally introduced into other areas (such as Guam)

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The brown tree snake has driven at least half a dozen bird species to extinction on the island of Guam. Ursula K. Heise, WIRED, "Endangered Species and the Case for ‘Sanctuary Cities’," 10 June 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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