coachwhip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coachwhip a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico; tail resembles a braided whip
    • n coachwhip desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
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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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In news:

Fronting San Francisco obscurantists Coachwhips (2001-2005), force-feeding listeners speedballs of distorted garage rock and four-chord blues punk, Dwyer might as well have been squealing in pig Latin.
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