A snake is an elongated reptile. Contrary to popular belief, most snakes are nonvenomous. You will probably not die from a snake bite due to poison, statistics-wise. There are a few types of snake that do have venom powerful enough to kill a human, but such cases are very rare.
Pythons and anacondas are the largest snakes.
Snakes have a skin that is completely covered in scales. They shed these scales from time to time.
All snakes are carnivorous. If you have a pet mouse, beware!
Idioms with Snake
Go at it like a boy killing snakes: Do an activity with a lot of vigor.
If it was a snake it would have bit you: Expression used to indicate that “it” was in close proximity.
Like fighting snakes: Chaos.
Nursing a snake in one’s bosom: The act of taking care of someone who turns out to be traitorous or deceitful.
Seeing snakes: You drank too much alcohol.
Snake along: To move in a serpentine fashion, the same way a snake does.
Snake eyes: The two in dice, but also also be used to refer to a wrestling move performed by The Undertaker.
Snake in the grass: A hated and deceitful individual.
Snake oil: Products or advice that are deceitful or simply useless.
Trouser snake: Also known as trouser trout. Refers to the penis.
Words that start with Snake
Snakebird: A type of bird that has a long neck.
Snakebite: A bite, from a snake. Can also be used to refer to the poisoning that happens when you are bitten by a poisonous snake.
Snaked: The past tense of snake, a verb that means “to move in a serpentine way”. Example: he snaked along the labyrinth.
Snakefish: Any fish that looks a bit like a snake gets called this.
Snakehead: Not to be confused with the head of a snake. A snakehead is a predatory fish from Africa and Asia. They are often used in pot dishes.
Snakelike: Similar to a snake; with serpentine qualities.
Snakepit: Literally means a pit full of snakes. In reality, this is used as a metaphor for a very dangerous environment. Example: don’t go there John! It’s a snake pit out there.
Snakeroot: Plants that possess the capability to cure poisonous bites from snakes.
Snakeskin: The skin of a snake, often used as leather for boots, shoes, belts or handbags. Can also be used to refer to the skin that snakes shed.
Snakeweed: Used in the same way as snakeroot; plants that can reverse the negative effects of snakebite.
Snakey: An adjective; like a snake.