Definition of brown snake in English:

brown snake

Syllabification: brown snake


1A fast-moving, venomous, and aggressive Australian snake, with a variety of color forms.
  • Pseudonaja and other genera, family Elapidae: several species, in particular P. textilis
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  • For example, Australian snakes such as the taipan and the brown snake use two active enzymes in their venom that are also present in human blood: factor X and factor V.
  • He was said to have been bitten more than 10 times by deadly snakes; one bite from a brown snake sent him into unconsciousness before a friend called an ambulance.
  • It's like a ‘fish that got away’ story, especially as brown snakes aren't common around here, but I'll go to sleep tonight happy believing that he was 160 centimetres.
2A small, secretive, harmless North American snake that is typically brownish in color.
  • Storeria dekayi, family Colubridae
More example sentences
  • Officers found a common nonpoisonous brown snake, inexplicably covered with jelly.
  • Although adaptable to a wide range of habitats, the brown snake prefers moist, open prairies and meadows.
  • Brown Snakes reach lengths between 9 and 13 in. (23-33 cm).

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