kingsnake

kingsnake
kingsnake [kiŋ′snāk΄ ]
n.
any of several large, harmless, New World colubrid snakes (genus Lampropeltis) found esp. in SW U.S. and N Mexico: also king snake

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king snake n.
Any of various nonvenomous constricting New World snakes of the genus Lampropeltis, having a black or brown body with white, yellow, or reddish markings and feeding principally on rodents.

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