green snake

noun

Definition of green snake

: either of two bright green harmless largely insectivorous North American colubrid snakes (Opheodrys vernalis and O. aestivus)

Examples of green snake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The title of Pullman's new novella takes its name from Martin's daemon, a green snake, who brings a new revelation. Nick Romano, EW.com, "How Serpentine sets the stage for Philip Pullman's Book of Dust trilogy," 15 Oct. 2020 The good-guy snakes include but aren’t limited to the eastern hognose snake, Texas brown snake, Texas rat snake, rough green snake, garter snake, milk snake, bullsnake, kingsnake, indigo snake, black racer, water snake, blind snake and coachwhip. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Most snakes in North Texas are beneficial to your garden," 8 June 2020 Even his hair -- purple and yellow, with a green snake on his crown -- was a tribute to hero. Eliott C. Mclaughlin And Paul Vercammen, CNN, "Remembering Kobe Bryant: Tickets or no tickets, fans flock to Staples Center to honor a legend," 24 Feb. 2020 Although his character is decidedly not a South Side Serpent on the show, Consuelos would love one of the group’s signature leather jackets, featuring a large green snake on the back. Chazz Inniss, PEOPLE.com, "Mark Consuelos on His Riverdale Character's Insanely Tight Suits: 'Sometimes I Can't Bend Over'," 16 May 2018 In a photo by Jose Garcia, a green snake wraps itself around the spear-like beak of a great heron, trying desperately to break free. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Prize-Winning Images Capture Birds in All Their Feathered Glory," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of green snake

1699, in the meaning defined above

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21 Oct 2020

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“Green snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20snake. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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