Carphophis

noun
thunder snake
Syn: ↑genus Carphophis
Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Colubridae, ↑family Colubridae
Member Meronyms: ↑thunder snake, ↑worm snake, ↑Carphophis amoenus

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\\ˈkärfəfəs, -(ˌ)fis, kärˈfäfə̇s\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek karphos dry stalk, stick + New Latin -ophis — more at harp
: a monotypic genus of small No. American colubrid snakes that are brownish black to glossy black above and pinkish below, have narrow flat heeads, and feed chiefly on earthworms — see worm snake

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  • Carphophis amoenus — noun small reddish wormlike snake of eastern United States • Syn: ↑thunder snake, ↑worm snake • Hypernyms: ↑colubrid snake, ↑colubrid • Member Holonyms: ↑Carphophis, ↑genus Carpho …   Useful english dictionary

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  • genus Carphophis — noun thunder snake • Syn: ↑Carphophis • Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Colubridae, ↑family Colubridae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm snake — noun 1. wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial eyes • Syn: ↑blind snake • Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian • Hyponyms: ↑western blind snake, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thunder snake — noun small reddish wormlike snake of eastern United States • Syn: ↑worm snake, ↑Carphophis amoenus • Hypernyms: ↑colubrid snake, ↑colubrid • Member Holonyms: ↑Carphophis, ↑gen …   Useful english dictionary

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