Meaning of smooth snake in English:

smooth snake


  • A harmless Eurasian snake which is grey to reddish in colour, typically living in heathy country where it feeds on lizards.

    Coronella austriaca, family Colubridae

    ‘Adders are one of three species of snake which can be found in the British Isles, the others being the smooth snake and the grass snake.’
    • ‘The New Forest will also change, with rare reptiles such as the sand lizard and smooth snake preferring the warmer conditions.’
    • ‘He said it was an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to injure or kill grass and smooth snakes, slow worms and adders.’
    • ‘However, the hard work of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is helping to keep alive species such as the water vole, otter, smooth snake, tree sparrow and the rare reddish buff moth.’