hognose snake

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noun hog·nose snake \ˈhȯg-ˌnōz-, ˈhäg-\

Definition of hognose snake

  1. :  any of a genus (Heterodon) of rather small harmless stout-bodied North American colubrid snakes with keeled scales and an upturned snout that seldom bite but hiss wildly and often play dead when disturbed —called also hog-nosed snake, puff adder

First Known Use of hognose snake

1737


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