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any of several American snakes alleged in folklore to take the tail in the mouth and roll along like a hoop
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of several snakes, such as the mud snake, said to grasp the tail in the mouth and move with a rolling, hooplike motion.