grass-snake

grass snake

noun
1.
Also called ring snake. a common European snake, Natrix natrix, having a collar of bright orange or yellow.
2.
any of various small, slender snakes of North America, as the garter snake or green snake.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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grass snake
 
n
1.  a harmless nonvenomous European colubrid snake, Natrix natrix, having a brownish-green body with variable markings
2.  any of several similar related European snakes, such as Natrix maura (viperine grass snake)

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