coachwhip snake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coachwhip snake a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico; tail resembles a braided whip
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coachwhip snake (Zoöl) A large, slender, harmless snake of the southern United States (Masticophis flagelliformis).☞ Its long and tapering tail has the scales so arranged and colored as to give it a braided appearance, whence the name.
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Usage

In literature:

A great long coachwhip snake was wrapped 'round him, his arms and all, and whooping him with its tail.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The Coachwhip Snake, found in the southeast, is even more agile than the Black Snake, and like that serpent, will eat smaller snakes.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
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