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milk adder

noun

milk snake

noun
1.
any of numerous, usually brightly marked king snakes of the subspecies Lampropeltis triangulum (doliata), of North America.
Also called house snake, milk adder.
Origin of milk snake
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism; so called because they were said to suck milk from cows
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British Dictionary definitions for milk adder

milk snake

noun
1.
a nonvenomous brown-and-grey North American colubrid snake Lampropeltis doliata, related to the king snakes
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