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king snake

noun
1.
any of several New World constrictors of the genus Lampropeltis, that often feed on other snakes.
Also, kingsnake.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism; king + snake
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British Dictionary definitions for king-snake

king snake

noun
1.
any nonvenomous North American colubrid snake of the genus Lampropeltis, feeding on other snakes, small mammals, etc
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