blind snake

noun
wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial eyes
Syn: ↑worm snake
Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian
Member Holonyms: ↑Leptotyphlopidae, ↑family Leptotyphlopidae

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noun
1. : a snake of the family Typhlopidae or of the related Leptotyphlopidae — called also worm snake
2. : any of various limbless burrowing lizards

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any of numerous wormlike, burrowing snakes of the families Typhlopidae, Leptotyphlopidae, and Anomalepididae, most of which have vestigial eyes. Also called worm snake.

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blind snake noun
A non-venomous burrowing snake of tropical regions with small or vestigial eyes
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Main Entry:blind

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blind snake,
a small, burrowing snake that feeds on worms and insect larvae.

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n. a small burrowing insectivorous snake that lacks a distinct head and has very small inefficient eyes. Also called worm snake. Infraorder Scolecophidia: three families, in particular Typhlopidae, and several genera

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Blind snake — Snake Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blind snake — Blind Blind, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind, Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.] 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight. [1913 Webster] He that is strucken… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blind snake — any of numerous wormlike, burrowing snakes of the families Typhlopidae, Leptotyphlopidae, and Anomalepididae, most of which have vestigial eyes. Also called worm snake. * * * ▪ reptile  any of several nonvenomous snakes (snake) characterized by… …   Universalium

  • blind snake — /ˈblaɪnd sneɪk / (say bluynd snayk) noun a small, subterranean, non venomous snake of the family Typhlopidae; worm snake; slow worm …   Australian English dictionary

  • blind snake — noun a small burrowing insectivorous snake of a group which lacks a distinct head and has very small inefficient eyes. [Typhlopidae and other families: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dominican Blind Snake — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia …   Wikipedia

  • western blind snake — noun burrows among roots of shrubs and beneath rocks in desert and rocky hillside areas and beach sand of western United States • Syn: ↑Leptotyphlops humilis • Hypernyms: ↑blind snake, ↑worm snake • Member Holonyms: ↑Leptotyphlops, ↑ge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Texas blind snake — noun A blind snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, from southwestern North America …   Wiktionary

  • Snake — Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and {Serpent}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snake eater — Snake Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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