lyre snake

noun

Definition of lyre snake

: a weakly venomous colubrid snake (Trimorphodon lambda) that has posterior grooved poison fangs in the upper jaw and a lyre-shaped blotch on the nape of the neck and is found in desert areas of southwestern North America

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“Lyre snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyre%20snake. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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