Translation of snake in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /sneɪk/


  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] culebra (feminine), serpiente (feminine); (poisonous) víbora (feminine) a snake in the grass un traidor, un judas some snake in the grass told on us nos delató algún judas
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    • The copperhead, a venomous snake, is dangerous, but its bite is rarely life-threatening to healthy adult humans.
    • Only about 50% of bites by exotic venomous snakes inject sufficient venom to cause clinical envenoming.
    • The illegible writing begins to shift and change, turning into a snake biting its own tail, which twirls in a circle.
    1.2 [Economics/Economía] the Snake la Serpiente ([ antiguo sistema regulador financiero de la Comunidad Europea ])

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