coluber

Coluber

Col"u*ber\, n. [L., a serpent.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of harmless serpents.

Note: Linn[ae]us placed in this genus all serpents, whether venomous or not, whose scales beneath the tail are arranged in pairs; but by modern writers it is greatly restricted.
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