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wart snake Line breaks: wart snake

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of wart snake in English:


A large aquatic fish-eating snake with coarse-textured scales which give it a file-like appearance, native to SE Asia and Australia. Also called file snake.
  • Family Achrochordidae and genus Achrochordus: three species, e.g. the Asian wart snake (A. arafurae)
Example sentences
  • Also known as wart snakes or elephant-trunk snakes, the file snakes have baggy skin that lies in loose folds.
  • Acrochordus javanicus is also known as the wart snake and the karung.
  • He said true sea snakes, annulated sea snakes, ornate sea snakes, Viperine sea snakes, Persian Gulf sea snakes, wart snakes were among the new species recorded in Gulf of Mannar area.
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