Definition of pipe snake in US English:

pipe snake


  • Any of a number of slender tropical burrowing snakes.

    a South American snake marked with bold red and black stripes (Anilius scytale, the only member of the family Aniliidae)

    an Asian snake that displays its bright under-tail coloration when alarmed (genus Cylindrophis, family Uropeltidae)

    • ‘The non-venomous South American pipe snake is another species said to mimic the coral snake.’
    • ‘Pipe snakes have cylindrical bodies with little heads, no real neck, small eyes and very short tails.’