cat snake


: a back-fanged terrestrial snake (Tarbophis fallax) of southern Europe and Syria
: a member of the genus Boiga which includes various green-eyed nocturnal arboreal Old World back-fanged snakes

Word History


so called from its manner of stalking lizards

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“Cat snake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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