Definition of worm snake in English:

worm snake

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  • 1A small harmless North American snake which resembles an earthworm.
    • Carphophis amoena, family Colubridae
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    • One is the Saint Lucia racer, perhaps the rarest snake in the world, and the other is the worm snake, one of the smallest, measuring less than six inches long.
    • Purplish-brown above and salmon pink below, western worm snakes live underground and under flat rocks.
    • These range from the worm snakes having a length of about 10 centimeters to those more than 6 meters long.
  • 2 another term for blind snake.
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    • ‘Most blind snakes and worm snakes do have eyes, but they're vestigial,’ he said.
    • Blind snakes are often called worm snakes because of their resemblance to earthworms.
    • The worm snake bears teeth only on the lower jaw and is able to locate food by smell.

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