hognosesnake definition

  • others:
    • A harmless North American snake regarding the genus Heterodon, esp. Heterodon platyrhynos; -- called additionally puffing adder, blowing adder, and sand viper.
  • noun:
    • A snake associated with the genus Heterodon, which flattens the head when planning to strike. It's not venomous. Also called flathead or flat-headed adder, blowing-viper, etc. See Heterodon.
    • harmless united states snake with upturned nostrils; may spread its head and throat or play dead whenever interrupted

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