colubrid

noun

col·​u·​brid ˈkäl-yə-brəd How to pronounce colubrid (audio)
ˈkä-lə-
: any of a large cosmopolitan family (Colubridae) of chiefly nonvenomous snakes
colubrid adjective

Word History

Etymology

ultimately from Latin colubra snake

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colubrid was in 1887

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“Colubrid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colubrid. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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