grass snake definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of greenish nonvenomous snakes, specially Opheodrys vernalis of east the united states or Natrix natrix of Europe.
    • A nonvenomous snake, Natrix natrix, indigenous to European countries, with a yellow collar.
    • A greenish nonvenomous serpent, Opheodrys vernalis, of united states.
    • The common green serpent of Northern united states of america. See Green snake, under Green.
    • just like ringed snake (which see, under snake).
    • in the us, the green-snake.
    • some of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakes
    • safe European serpent with a bright yellowish collar; typical in England
    • either of two us chiefly insectivorous snakes being green in shade
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