Definition of Ground snake
1. Noun. Small shy brightly-ringed terrestrial snake of arid or semiarid areas of western North America.
Generic synonyms: Colubrid, Colubrid Snake
Group relationships: Genus Sonora, Sonora
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground Snake
Literary usage of Ground snake
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1. Ceylon: A General Description of the Island, Historical, Physical by Horatio John Suckling (1876)
"228, reddish olive ground snake. ... Daud., a large ground snake, preys on mice and small reptiles, Ann. Nat. ..."
2. The Future of Arid Grasslands: Identifying Issues, Seeking Solutions edited by Barbara Tellman (1999)
"(VI) ground snake. Southern Arizona populations should be evaluated for conservation (local distribution, genetic divergence); a statewide assessment should ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Seo sluice. ground-snake (ground'snak), ». 1. A worm- snake ; any small serpent of the genus ..."
4. Supplement to Encyclopædia Britannica (ninth Edition): A Dictionary of Arts (1891)
"... with the back of a brownish tint, and the belly of a salmon-red; it is common southward. Carphophis amana is the "ground-snake" or "thunder-snake ..."
5. An Authentic History of Lancaster County: In the State of Pennsylvania by Jacob Isidor Mombert (1869)
"... amoena—ground snake, or worm snake. It may bo added in conclusion, that there are persons now living in the county of Lancaster, who verily believe they ..."