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coachwhip

[kohch-hwip, -wip] /ˈkoʊtʃˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp/
noun
1.
a whip, usually having a long lash, used in driving a coach horse.
2.
Also called coachwhip snake. a long, slender snake, Masticophis flagellum, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, having a thin tail resembling a braided whip.
Origin of coachwhip
1730-1740
1730-40; coach + whip
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  • The coachwhip, with its distinctive shades of pink, is a skilled tree-climber.
  • coachwhip prey includes rodents, birds, eggs and insects.

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