Definition of Hoop snake

1. Noun. Any of various harmless North American snakes that were formerly believed to take tail in mouth and roll along like a hoop.

Generic synonyms: Colubrid, Colubrid Snake



Definition of Hoop snake

1. Noun. A mythical creature of the United States and Australia, a snake that grasps its tail in its jaws and thereby rolls after its prey like a wheel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoop Snake

hooly
hoom
hoon
hoond
hoonds
hooned
hooning
hoonoomaun
hoonoomauns
hoons
hoop
hoop ash
hoop pine
hoop skirt
hoop skirts
hoop snake (current term)
hoop snakes
hooped
hooper
hoopers
hooping
hoopla
hooplas
hoopless
hooplike
hoopoe
hoopoes
hoopoo
hoopoos
hoops

Literary usage of Hoop snake

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1. Journal of Voyages and Travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet by Daniel Tyerman, George Bennet, London Missionary Society (1832)
"... Species of Crab—Native Generosity—Evils resulting from the Use of Stills—Taro-Planta- tion—The Hoop-Snake—A Court of Justice—First Burning of Idols. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1910)
"hoop snake. A small specimen und an adult taken in 1S>0<>. In spite of the vernacular name given, all the evidence seems to point to ..."

3. A Second Book of Composition for High Schools by Thomas Henry Briggs, Isabel McKinney (1919)
"It is not impossible, however; and at any rate he is as rash as if he were, for he has made public announcement -that there is no such snake as a hoop snake ..."

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