king snake

noun
any of several New World constrictors of the genus Lampropeltis, that often feed on other snakes.
Also, kingsnake.


Origin:
1700–10, Americanism; king + snake

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king snake
 
n
any nonvenomous North American colubrid snake of the genus Lampropeltis, feeding on other snakes, small mammals, etc

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Example sentences
One of the bouts of the show is a detailed struggle between a king snake and a
  rattler.
When the king snake attacks a poisonous snake, it is usually bitten, but the
  venom has no effect on the king snake.
The coral king snake: a predator on the russet-backed thrush.
If red and yellow never touch, it's a scarlet snake or a scarlet king snake,
  both of which are non-venomous and much more common.
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