glass snake

noun

Definition of glass snake

: any of a genus (Ophisaurus) of limbless snakelike lizards of the southern U.S., Eurasia, and Africa with a fragile tail that readily breaks off from the body often in pieces

First Known Use of glass snake

1709, in the meaning defined above

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“Glass snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glass%20snake. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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