Definition of flying snake in English:

flying snake

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noun

A greenish semi-arboreal SE Asian snake which 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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