Found 2 items, similar to Garter snake.
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Definition: garter snake
n : any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped
viviparous North American and Central American snakes
[syn: grass snake
English → English
Definition: Garter snake
, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[`e]re, fr. OF.
garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw,
Prov. garra leg. See Garrote
1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on
2. The distinguishing badge of the highest order of
knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the
Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself.
3. (Her.) Same as Bendlet
(Zo["o]l.), a fish of the genus Lepidopus
having a long, flat body, like the blade of a sword; the
, the chief of the official heralds of
England, king-at-arms to the Order of the Garter; -- often
abbreviated to Garter
(Zo["o]l.), one of several harmless American
snakes of the genus Eut[ae]nia
, of several species (esp.
and E. sirtalis
); one of the striped
snakes; -- so called from its conspicuous stripes of
, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel.
sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.]
Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent,
whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia
, and Serpent
Note: Snakes are abundant in all warm countries, and much the
larger number are harmless to man.
, Garter snake
, Green snake
, King snake
, Rock snake
, Water snake
, etc. See under
(Zo["o]l.), a large African snake (Python Seb[ae]
) used by the natives as a fetich.
(Zo["o]l.), a common European columbrine snake
(a) The markhoor.
(b) The secretary bird.
, a worm fence (which see). [U.S.]
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
neuropterous insects of the genus Rhaphidia
; -- so
called because of their large head and elongated neck and
(Bot.), a cucurbitaceous plant (Trichosanthes anguina
) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than
that of the serpent cucumber.
(a) The secretary bird.
(b) The chaparral cock.
(Bot.), the common club moss (Lycopodium clavatum
). See Lycopodium
(Bot.), the fruit of a sapindaceous tree
) of Guiana, the embryo of which
resembles a snake coiled up.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees,
especially those of the genus Dendrophis