Found 2 items, similar to Green snake.
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Definition: green snake
n 1: any of numerous African green snakes
2: either of two North American chiefly insectivorous green
snakes [syn: grass snake
English → English
Definition: Green snake
(gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. Greener
] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D.
groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr["u]n, Dan. & Sw.
gr["o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See
1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing;
resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is
between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
2. Having a sickly color; wan.
To look so green and pale. --Shak.
3. Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
as, a green manhood; a green wound.
As valid against such an old and beneficent
government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.
4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]
We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.
6. Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced;
young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or
I might be angry with the officious zeal which
supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
gray hairs. --Sir W.
7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.
8. (Politics) Concerned especially with protection of the
enviroment; -- of political parties and political
philosophies; as, the European green parties.
(Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub (Emilaz rotundifolia
) having a yellowish green stem and thick
leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the
United States; -- called also cat brier
(Zo["o]l.), the pollock.
(Zo["o]l.), an edible, shore crab (Carcinus menas
) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally
, a crop used for food while in a growing or
unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root
(a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
(Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant
), resembling the Indian turnip;
-- called also dragon root
(Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in
cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used
as a pigment by artists; -- called also mountain green
(a) A south American tree (Jacaranda ovalifolia
a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
work, and in dyeing.
(b) The West Indian green ebony. See Ebony
(Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a
green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium
chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate),
to which the color of the flame is due.
(Zo["o]l.), any green species of plant lice or
aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.
, (Bot.) See Greengage
, in the Vocabulary.
(Zo["o]l.), one of a pair of large green glands
in Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have
their outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].
, a novice. [Colloq.]
(Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in
the West Indies and in South America, used for
shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and
Guiana is the Nectandra Rodi[oe]i
, that of Martinique is
the Colubrina ferruginosa
Green iron ore
(Bot.), an edible seaweed (Ulva latissima
-- called also green sloke
Green lead ore
(Zo["o]l.), the greenfinch.
(Zo["o]l.), the cankerworm.
, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
(Zo["o]l.) a West African long-tailed monkey
), very commonly tamed, and
trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West
Indies early in the last century, and has become very
Green salt of Magnus
(Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline
salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides
(Founding) molding sand used for a mold while
slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.
(Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
(Zo["o]l.), one of two harmless American snakes
, and C. [ae]stivus
). They are
bright green in color.
(Zo["o]l.), an edible marine turtle. See
(a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
(b) (Min.) Same as copperas
and sulphate of iron
, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
(Zo["o]l.), a common European woodpecker
); -- called also yaffle
, 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