non·​ven·​om·​ous | \ ˌnän-ˈve-nə-məs How to pronounce nonvenomous (audio) \

Definition of nonvenomous

: not venomous a nonvenomous snake

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Jennifer Gordon of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue said the nonvenomous Dekay’s brown snake was living in some ivy below the mailbox and climbed up to get some sun. USA TODAY, "Summer snow, yellow jacket super nests, laundered cat: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2019 After releasing Udon, the nonvenomous training snake, from his bucket, Hymes began to handle the snake. Claire Rafford, azcentral, "Sanctuary educates people how to safely handle venomous snakes," 28 Feb. 2019 The release of 10 females and five males was part of an effort to repopulate the region with the native, nonvenomous apex predator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Tuesday. Tiffini Theisen,, "Free the snakes: Florida scientists release America’s longest snakes into the wild," 12 June 2019 And as the parks division said, these nonvenomous snakes are harmless. Michelle Lou, CNN, "'Zombie snakes' in North Carolina are a lot less scary than they sound," 11 June 2019 According to the Observer, the snake was identified as a nonvenomous brown water snake by the North Carolina Zoo. Fox News, "Snake struggles to swallow catfish whole, graphic images show: ‘Not something you see every day'," 7 June 2019 The nonvenomous spotted python even grew accustomed to its new high-altitude environment, shedding its skin during the flight, according to the Australian Broadcast Corporation. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Python on Plane Travels from Australia to Scotland Inside Woman's Shoe," 25 Feb. 2019 Boa constrictors are nonvenomous snakes that can weigh more than 100 pounds and reach more than 13 feet in length. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Snake eats pigeon on busy London sidewalk as horrified crowd watches," 6 Aug. 2018 Watch how to tell the difference between a deadly cottonmouth snake and a nonvenomous rat snake in this video. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Snake was shading under a car at Walmart. Then these 2 brought lighter fluid, police say," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonvenomous

1834, in the meaning defined above

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non·​ven·​om·​ous | \ -ˈven-ə-məs How to pronounce nonvenomous (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonvenomous

: not venomous

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