Definition of hognose snake in English:

hognose snake

Syllabification: hog·nose snake
Pronunciation: /ˈhôgˌnōz, ˈhäg-
(also hog-nosed snake)


  • A harmless burrowing American snake with an upturned snout. When threatened it inflates itself with air and hisses, and may feign death. Also called puff adder in North America.
    • Genus Heterodon, family Colubridae: several species
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    • Not dangerous to man, the western hognose snake uses a slightly toxic saliva to help subdue its prey.
    • The eastern hognose snake is a medium sized snake that often startles people the first time they see one.
    • Like most hognose snakes, the Mexican Hognose is considered slightly venomous but harmless to humans.

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