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Definition of "colubrine" [col•u•brine]

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a snake. (adjective)
  • Colubrid. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "colubrine" in a sentence
  • "There are also: serpentine, colubrine (if it's a cobra-like snake, can't apply to a constricter, say, or a sidewinder ...), anguine."
  • "Yet the old instinct which has made the name of Englishman glorious in the past was there, in the audience before him, and there was "immense cheering," relieved by some slight colubrine demonstrations."
  • "Most of the colubrine snakes are entirely harmless, and are the common snakes that we meet everywhere."