green snake

noun

Definition of green snake 

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

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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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1699, in the meaning defined above

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