green snake


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Stand out from the crowd and step into the limelight, literally, with this bright green snake print coat from Simon Miller. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2022 The family then kept the furry green snake at their home. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 9 Mar. 2022 Locals captured a mysterious furry green snake in the Sakhon Nakhon province in early March. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 9 Mar. 2022 The title of Pullman's new novella takes its name from Martin's daemon, a green snake, who brings a new revelation. Nick Romano,, 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, 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, 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,, 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, 5 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green snake was in 1699

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“Green snake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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green snake

: either of two bright green harmless largely insect-eating snakes of North America

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