worm snake


worm snake
noun
1. wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial eyes
Syn: ↑blind snake
Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian
Member Holonyms: ↑Leptotyphlopidae, ↑family Leptotyphlopidae
2. small reddish wormlike snake of eastern United States
Hypernyms: ↑colubrid snake, ↑colubrid
Member Holonyms: ↑Carphophis, ↑genus Carphophis

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noun
: any of various small harmless burrowing snakes of wormlike appearance: as

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1. any of several small, wormlike snakes, esp. Carphophis amoenus, of the eastern and central U.S.
2. See blind snake.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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worm snake,
a small, harmless snake of the eastern United States that is commonly found under bark, logs, and stones and feeds mainly on earthworms.

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n.
1) a small harmless North American snake that resembles an earthworm. Carphophis amoena, family Colubridae
2) another term for blind snake

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Worm snake — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worm snake — is the common name sometimes given to several of snakes. They share the characteristics of small size, primarily subterranean habitat, non functioning or small eyes, and varying resemblance to earthworms. Many are also known as Blind snakes, the… …   Wikipedia

  • worm snake — worm′ snake n. ram any of several small, wormlike snakes, esp. Carphophis amoenus, of the E and central U.S • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • worm snake — n. any of a superfamily (Typhlopoidea) of wormlike, nonpoisonous snakes with vestigial eyes …   English World dictionary

  • worm snake — Thunder Thun der, n. [OE. [thorn]under, [thorn]onder, [thorn]oner, AS. [thorn]unor; akin to [thorn]unian to stretch, to thunder, D. donder thunder, G. donner, OHG. donar, Icel. [thorn][=o]rr Thor, L. tonare to thunder, tonitrus thunder, Gr. to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worm snake — 1. any of several small, wormlike snakes, esp. Carphophis amoenus, of the eastern and central U.S. 2. See blind snake. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ reptile  any of various harmless burrowing snakes of wormlike appearance. This name is often given to… …   Universalium

  • worm snake — noun Date: 1885 a small terrestrial colubrid snake (Carphophis amoenus) of the eastern United States that is dark above and pinkish red below …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • worm snake — /ˈwɜm sneɪk/ (say werm snayk) noun → blind snake …   Australian English dictionary

  • Montiserrat Worm Snake — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia …   Wikipedia

  • Worm — (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English