file snake


Definition of file snake

: 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

First Known Use of file snake

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for file snake

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“File snake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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