variants or sheltopusic or sheltopusick
plural -s
: an anguid lizard (Ophisaurus apus or Pseudopus apus) chiefly of southeastern Europe and Asia Minor that resembles the glass snake of America

Word History


Russian zheltopuzik, from zhelto yellow (akin to Old English geolu yellow) + -puzik (from puzo belly)

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“Scheltopusik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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