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Definition of worm snake in English:

noun

1A small harmless North American snake which resembles an earthworm.
  • Carphophis amoena, family Colubridae
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • ‘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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