gopher snake

gopher snake

noun
1.
a bullsnake, Pituophis melanoleucus, of western North America, that invades burrows to prey on rodents.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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gopher snake

noun
1. large dark-blue nonvenomous snake that invades burrows; found in southern North America and Mexico [syn: indigo snake
2. bull snake of western North America that invades rodent burrows 
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