Definition of Glass snake

1. Noun. Snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail.

Exact synonyms: Glass Lizard, Joint Snake
Generic synonyms: Anguid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Ophisaurus, Ophisaurus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glass Snake

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glass onions
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glass snake (current term)
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Literary usage of Glass snake

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1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"... Embracing tbe North American Genera GERRHONOTUS—Plated Lizards; OPHI- SAURUS—Glass "Snake" and ..."

2. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"... the animal is broken; the detached portion is said to be reproduced in a year. The glass snake in its anatomical peculiarities resembles the chalcidian ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"GLASS-SNAKE, or JOINT-SNAKE, a limbless, snake-like lizard of the genus Ophi- ... The glass-snake (0. pal- lasi) of southeastern Europe may exceed a yard in ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... so called from its pellucid vitreous shell. glass-snake (glas'snak), ». 1. ... abundant in the southern United States: so called from its Glass-snake ..."

5. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"This shining creature of brightly-speckled olive, brown or black, is common in Central, Southern and glass snake Its average length is 27 Inches; ..."

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