file snake

noun

: any of several large harmless African colubrid snakes of the genus Mehelya that have a steeply ridged back making them resemble a 3-cornered file

Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of file snake was in 1912

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“File snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/file%20snake. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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