house-snake

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.

Origin:
1735–45

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house snake

noun
nonvenomous tan and brown king snake with an arrow-shaped occipital spot; southeastern ones have red stripes like coral snakes [syn: milk snake
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