1. [ noun ] (zoology) any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North and Central American snakes
Synonyms: garter_snake
Related terms: colubrid_snake ribbon_snake Western_ribbon_snake common_garter_snake Thamnophis
2. [ noun ] (zoology) harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
Synonyms: ringed_snake Natrix_natrix ring_snake
Related terms: water_snake viperine_grass_snake
3. [ noun ] (zoology) either of two N. American chiefly insectivorous green snakes
Synonyms: green_snake
Related terms: colubrid_snake rough_green_snake smooth_green_snake Opheodrys
Similar spelling:   grossness