Definition of tree snake in English:

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tree snake

Pronunciation: /ˈtrē ˌsnāk/


A harmless arboreal snake, typically very slender and able to mimic a twig.
  • Several genera in the family Colubridae, e.g., Dendrelaphis and Ahaetulla (of Asia), and Leptophis and Oxybelis (of America).
Example sentences
  • It's as though the hood present on some cobras were extended along the entire length of the paradise tree snake's body.
  • A green wine snake that was caught & a bronze tree snake that just escaped swiftly had the crowd excited for some time.
  • It seemed to move and sway almost of its own free will, like a tree snake dangling from a branch.

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Syllabification: tree snake

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