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Meaning of shield-tailed snake

shield'-tailed snake'

Pronunciation: (shēld'tāld"), [key]
  1. any of several burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae, of the Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka, having a tail that ends in a flat disk. Also called
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