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Feb. 17th, 2010 | 07:35 am

colubrine (KOL-uh-brine or KOL-uh-brin) - adj., of, pertaining to, or relating to snakes.


Yay snakes. From Latin, from colubra, snake -- but interestingly borrowed in the 1520s, a couple generations before the era of heavily Latinization of the language.

---L.

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