colubrid snake

mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
Syn: ↑colubrid
Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian
Member Holonyms: ↑Colubridae, ↑family Colubridae

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