Definition of psammophine in US English:

psammophine

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Relating to or designating snakes of the colubrid subfamily Psammophinae, which comprises members of the genus Psammophis and related genera, including the Montpellier snake, Malpolon monspessulanus.

noun

Zoology
rare
  • A psammophine snake.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Psammophis Psammophis + -ine, after scientific Latin Psammophinae, subfamily name.

Pronunciation

psammophine

/ˈ(p)samə(ʊ)fʌɪn/