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any of a superfamily (Typhlopoidea) of wormlike, nonpoisonous snakes with vestigial eyes
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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.
A small, harmless burrowing snake (Carphophis amoena) of the central and eastern United States, usually living under stones or logs and feeding chiefly on earthworms.