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water snake

wa·ter snake
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sneyk]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər sneɪk/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) sneɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sneyk]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər sneɪk/

Definitions of water snake words

  • noun water snake any of numerous and widely distributed harmless snakes of the genus Natrix, inhabiting areas in or near fresh water. 1
  • noun water snake any of various other snakes living in or frequenting water. 1
  • noun water snake (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Hydrus. 1
  • noun water snake any of various colubrid snakes that live in or near water, esp any of numerous harmless North American snakes of the genus Natrix, such as N. sipedon 0
  • noun water snake any of numerous saltwater or freshwater snakes; esp., any of a widely distributed genus (Natrix) of thick-bodied, nonpoisonous, freshwater colubrid snakes that feed chiefly on fish and amphibians 0

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Origin of water snake

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605

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Parts of speech for Water snake

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water snake popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water snake usage trend in Literature

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