any of numerous, typically harmless snakes
constituting the family Colubridae, having no vestigial limbs, a scale-covered head and body with a mostly bare face, and belly scales usually as wide as the body, including garter snakes, bull snakes, water snakes, racers, vine and tree snakes, and other temperate-to-tropical species, comprising about two-thirds of all living snakes.
belonging or pertaining to the Colubridae.
< Neo-Latin Colubridae
name of the family, equivalent to Colubr-
(stem of Coluber
a genus, Latin coluber
snake) + -idae -id2