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colubrine

[kol-uh-brahyn, -brin, -yuh-] /ˈkɒl əˌbraɪn, -brɪn, -yə-/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a snake; snakelike.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the subfamily Colubrinae, comprising the typical colubrid snakes.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin colubrīnus, equivalent to colubr- (stem of coluber) snake + -īnus -ine1
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colubrine

/ˈkɒljʊˌbraɪn; -brɪn/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a snake
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Colubrinae, a subfamily of harmless colubrid snakes
Word Origin
C16: from Latin colubrīnus, from coluber snake
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