colubrine

colubrine

[kol-uh-brahyn, -brin, -yuh-]
adjective
1.
of or resembling a snake; snakelike.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the subfamily Colubrinae, comprising the typical colubrid snakes.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin colubrīnus, equivalent to colubr- (stem of coluber) snake + -īnus -ine1

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colubrine (ˈkɒljʊˌbraɪn, -brɪn)
 
adj
1.  of or resembling a snake
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Colubrinae, a subfamily of harmless colubrid snakes
 
[C16: from Latin colubrīnus, from coluber snake]

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