Definition of sea snake in English:

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sea snake

noun

A venomous marine snake with a flattened tail that lives in the warm coastal waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans and does not come onto land.
  • Subfamily Hydrophiinae, family Elapidae: several genera and species, including the yellow-bellied sea snake (Pelamis platurus), the only species found in the open ocean
Example sentences
  • It's amazing how fast you can fin when a yellow-belly sea snake is chasing your tail!
  • A sea snake can live its whole life without ever touching land.
  • A seafood that is peculiar to Okinawa is the sea snake caught in the neighbouring subtropical waters.
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