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smooth snake Syllabification: smooth snake

Definition of smooth snake in English:


A harmless Eurasian snake that is gray to reddish in color, typically living in heathy country where it feeds on lizards.
  • Coronella austriaca, family Colubridae
Example sentences
  • Adders are one of three species of snake which can be found in the British Isles, the others being the smooth snake and the grass snake.
  • The New Forest will also change, with rare reptiles such as the sand lizard and smooth snake preferring the warmer conditions.
  • He said it was an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to injure or kill grass and smooth snakes, slow worms and adders.
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