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Abastor erythrogrammus

Definition of the noun Abastor erythrogrammus

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Abastor erythrogrammus is a species of Farancia, described by Gray in 1849.

Abastor erythrogrammus is a kind of Farancia.

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britanica (1889)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Supplement

are assigned a very large number of small, semi- The so-called Hoop- snake, Abastor erythrogrammus, subterranean larva-devouring species of many gen- is a common species in the Southern and Western era. They are generally to be found under loose | States. The prevalent belief that it can take its tail stones and logs. Among our common American 'in its mouth and roll along the ground like ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary (1903)

An Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language, Giving a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use

Abastor erythrogrammus, a harmless colubrine snake, from the southern parts of the American Union. The popular name refers to the current fable that it can take its tail in its mouth and roll along like a hoop. "Abastor erythrogrammus, the so-called # snake, though it possesses none of the remarkable qualities attributed to, the monster of tradition, is abundant in the ...

Google previewStoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana (1889)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, and Companion to the Encyclopaedia Britannica

The so-called Hoop-snake, Abastor erythrogrammus, is a common species in the Southern and Western States. The prevalent belief that it can take its tail in its mouth and roll along the ground like a hoop is entirely incorrect. The horn-snake of the South is Farancia abacura, a species much resembling the hoop-snake. The water-snakes of the family Ho- malopsidse are represented in the U. S. by ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

A snake fabled to take its tail in its mouth and roll along like a hoop; specifically, Abastor erythrogrammus, a harmless species of the family Colubridae, abundant in the southern United States. hoop-tree h' (höp" tré), n. A shrub or low tree, Melia.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

A snake fabled to take its tail in its mouth and roll along like a hoop; specifically, Abastor erythrogrammus, a harmless species of the family Colubridae, abundant in the southern United States. hoop-tree hoop-tree (höp"tré), n. Melia Azedarach, a native of the. 220 hoop ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

A snake fabled to take its tail in its mouth and roll along like a hoop; specifically, Abastor erythrogrammus, a harmless species of the family Colubrida:, abundant in the southern United States. hoop- tree hoop-tree (hbp'tre ), n. Melia Asedarach, a native of. 220 w hoop ...

Google previewWebster's New International Dictionary of the English Language (1911)

Based on the International Dictionary of 1890 and 1900 by William Torrey Harris, Frederic Sturges Allen

a A harmless snake of the southern United States (Abastor erythrogrammus); - so called from the mistaken motion that ...

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