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..

Lexicographical Neighbors of Snake Feeder

snake's head fritillary
snake-necked turtle
snake-rail fence
snake bites
snake charmer
snake charmers
snake charming
snake dance
snake doctor
snake eagle
snake eagles
snake eyes
snake feeder (current term)
snake fence
snake fern
snake fruit
snake god
snake hawk
snake mackerel
snake muishond
snake oil
snake palm
snake pit
snake plant
snake polypody
snake proteinase

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. ..."

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