One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The European grass snake, Natrix natrix (family Colubridae).
2Australian the bandy-bandy, Vermicella annulata (family Elapidae).
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer.
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