Definition of Snake feeder
1. Noun. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc..
Generic synonyms: Odonate
Lexicographical Neighbors of Snake Feeder
Literary usage of Snake feeder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"In Tennessee and Illinois either " snake-doctor " or " snake- feeder " is the popular name, and the latter is the one in general use both among children and ..."
2. Animal and Plant Lore: Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking by Fanny Dickerson Bergen (1899)
"The dragon-fly is known as " snake feeder," from his supposed service to snakes. Central States. 1068. The dragon-fly is known as " snake doctor" from his ..."
3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1908)
"I remember • as terrorizing the exemplars of the simple h fe. was the "devil's darning needle," "snake feeder or snake «ix:- tor," as it is called ..."
4. Practical Nature Study and Elementary Agriculture: A Manual for the Use of by John Gaylord Coulter, Alice Jean Patterson (1909)
"Snake doctor, snake feeder, and devil's darning needle. Another interesting aquarium study is the development of toads and frogs from the eggs. ..."