Definition of flying snake in English:

flying snake

Syllabification: fly·ing snake

noun

  • A greenish semiarboreal Southeast Asian snake that can glide down from a tree in a stiff horizontal position, with the belly hollowed to slow its descent.
    • Chrysopelea ornata, family Colubridae
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    • Join us each day for stories about serpents, from flying snakes to Vietnamese cobras and North American copperheads.
    • Like most other snakes, a flying snake is roughly circular in cross section.
    • Like more familiar gliders, such as flying squirrels, flying snakes are not actually able to fly upward.

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