aesculapius' snake

aesculapius' snake
\\-ēəsˈsn-\ noun or aesculapian snake
Usage: usually capitalized A
Etymology: from Aesculapius, god of medicine
: a harmless European snake (Coluber, or Elaphe, longissimus) believed to have been held sacred to Aesculapius by the Romans

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