any of several harmless snakes, as the mud snake and rainbow snake, fabled to take its tail in its mouth and roll along like a hoop.
any of various North American snakes, such as the mud snake (Farancia abacura), that were formerly thought to hold the tail in the mouth and roll along like a hoop
noun 1. a woman’s skirt made to stand out and drape in a stiff bell-like shape from the waist by an undergarment framework of flexible hoops connected by tapes. 2. the framework for such a skirt.
[hoop, hoo p] /hup, hʊp/ noun 1. a circular band or ring of metal, wood, or other stiff material. 2. such a band for holding together the staves of a cask, tub, etc. 3. a large ring of iron, wood, plastic, etc., used as a plaything for a child to roll along the ground. 4. […]
[hop] /hɒp/ noun 1. any twining plant of the genus Humulus, bearing male flowers in loose clusters and female flowers in conelike forms. 2. hops, the dried ripe cones of the female flowers of this plant, used in brewing, medicine, etc. 3. Older Slang. a narcotic drug, especially opium. verb (used with object), hopped, hopping. […]
[hop-vahyn] /ˈhɒpˌvaɪn/ noun 1. the twining stem of the plant. 2. the plant itself.