Definition of Hognose snake

1. Noun. Harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed.

Exact synonyms: Puff Adder, Sand Viper
Generic synonyms: Colubrid, Colubrid Snake
Group relationships: Genus Heterodon, Heterodon



Definition of Hognose snake

1. Noun. A type of colubrid snake characterized by an upturned snout, notorious for playing dead when threatened. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hognose Snake

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hognose snake (current term)
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Literary usage of Hognose snake

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1. Ecosystem Disturbance and Wildlife Conservation in Western Grasslands: A edited by Deborah M. Finch (1998)
"... snake Arizona elegans Western hognose snake Heterodon nasicus Inhabitants of sandy soils and water Woodhouse's toad Bufo woodhousei Inhabitants of trees ..."

2. The Future of Arid Grasslands: Identifying Issues, Seeking Solutions edited by Barbara Tellman (1999)
"Recorded in the valley from high bajada grassland near Chiricahua National Monument, and in the tobosa grassland area south of McNeal. WESTERN hognose snake ..."

3. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"The hognose-snake is very common. There are many kinds of adder in the Wabash that are not venomous. ..."

4. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"The hognose-snake is very common. There are many kinds of adder in the Wabash that are not venomous. ..."

5. The English Angler in Florida with Some Descriptive Notes of the Game by Rowland Ward (1898)
"... hognose snake, and garter snake. My sport in Florida was principally confined to the rod, the season for the gun being during the winter months. ..."

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