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tree-snake, noun

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South African Dutch
boomslang.
[1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 163The Tree-serpent, This serpent is so call’d on Account of her being seen mostly in Trees.]
1991 Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 168The ‘man who played with snakes’ must have been quick to have caught a boomslang or tree snake (Dispholidus typus) which can move like a flash through the trees.
boomslang.

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