Meaning of water snake

wa'ter snake"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of numerous and widely distributed harmless snakes of the genus Natrix, inhabiting areas in or near fresh water.
  2. any of various other snakes living in or frequenting water.
  3. (cap.)the constellation Hydrus.
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