Definition of water snake in English:

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water snake

Pronunciation: /ˈwôdər ˌsnāk/ Pronunciation: /ˈwädər ˌsnāk/


A harmless snake that is a powerful swimmer and spends part of its time in fresh water hunting for prey. Water snakes are found in Africa, Asia, and America.
  • Natrix and other genera, family Colubridae: several species.
Example sentences
  • It's because of birds that I know the difference between a sugar maple and a red maple, a diamondback water snake and a cottonmouth, an American lady and a painted lady.
  • Lake Tanganyika has two unique snake species confined to this part of the world, the Tanganyika water cobra and the Tanganyika water snake.
  • The Lake Erie water snake is a nonvenomous snake that lives only on the islands and in the waters of the western Lake Erie basin.

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Syllabification: wa·ter snake

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