Definition of Snake

Snake: 1. A long limbless scaly reptile, some being poisonous. 2. The symbol of rejuvenation and healing in many ancient Mediterranean cultures. The Greek god Asclepius, who specialized in healing, had a single snake entwined around his staff -- the "Asclepian staff."


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