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Meaning of SEA SNAKE

Pronunciation:  see sneyk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of numerous venomous aquatic viviparous snakes having a fin-like tail; of warm littoral seas; feed on fish which they immobilize with quick-acting venom
 
 See Also: family Hydrophidae, Hydrophidae, ophidian, serpent, snake

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sea" snake`\ (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of many species of venomous aquatic snakes of the
family {Hydrophid[ae]}, having a flattened tail and living
entirely in the sea, especially in the warmer parts of the
Indian and Pacific Oceans. They feed upon fishes, and are
mostly of moderate size, but some species become eight or ten
feet long and four inches broad.

 

 

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