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house snake

noun
1.
any African snake of the genus Boaedon, some species of which are important mouse and rat catchers in areas of human habitation.
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Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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Encyclopedia Article for house snake

any of several nonvenomous snake species that live in or around dwellings. In the United States this name is often given to the milk snake (see king snake).

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