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Of a snake's tooth: solid and unspecialized, without a groove for venom. Of a snake: having such teeth; specifically belonging to the former division Aglypha (approximating to the large subfamily Colubrinae of harmless colubrids).
Late 19th century. From either French aglyphe or scientific Latin Aglypha + -ous.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.