HyperDic: hognose_snake

English > 1 sense of the expression hognose snake:
NOUNanimalhognose snake, puff adder, sand viperharmless North American snake with upturned nose
English > hognose snake: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningharmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed.
Synonymspuff adder, sand viper
Member ofHeterodon, genus HeterodonA genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakes
Broadercolubrid snake, colubridMostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial / terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes

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