Definition of Ring snake
1. Noun. Harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England.
Generic synonyms: Water Snake
Specialized synonyms: Natrix Maura, Viperine Grass Snake
2. Noun. Any of numerous small nonvenomous North American snakes with a yellow or orange ring around the neck.
Generic synonyms: Colubrid, Colubrid Snake
Group relationships: Diadophis, Genus Diadophis
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Literary usage of Ring snake
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1. The Life-history of British Serpents and Their Local Distribution in the by Gerald Rowley Leighton (1901)
"ring snake in a stone.—A most curious snake incident was related to me by the Rev. ... I inserted a ring snake through the hole in the flint, ..."
2. The Annals of Scottish Natural History (1902)
"After careful consideration of the evidence of the ring snake ever having been indigenous in ... 1 The ring snake is so commonly kept in captivity that ..."
3. Snakes: Curiosities and Wonders of Serpent Life by Catherine Cooper Hopley (1882)
"Persistently, like a sailor making his vessel fast to the windlass, the ring snake lashed as much of himself as was free round the branch a foot off, ..."
4. The Forest of Dean by Arthur Owens Cooke (1913)
"The shape of the latter end of a ring-snake's body, often more easily seen than is its ... The ring-snake tapers gradually to the extreme point of its tail ..."