Colubrina definition

  • noun:
    • a genus of mostly exotic United states shrubs or small trees with little yellowish blossoms and yellow or red fruits.
    • mainly tropical US shrubs or tiny woods with little yellow flowers and yellow or purple fresh fruits
  • others:
    • a broad term for innocuous serpents, as distinguished from Viperina or Thanatophidia.
    • More surely: A suborder of Ophidia, containing all the innocuous serpents with ungrooved and imperforate teeth and dilatable jaws. Also known as Colubriformia and Aglyphodontia.
    • The Aglyphodontia with the Proteroglyphia, hence including venomous serpents of families Elapidæ and Hydrophidæ.

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