brown snake

brown snake n any of several Australian venomous elapid snakes esp. of the genus Demansia esp a widely distributed brownish or blackish snake (D. textilis)

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a venomous elapid snake of Australia and New Guinea belonging to the genus Demansia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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