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rainbow snake

noun
1.
a burrowing snake, Farancia erytrogramma, of the southeastern U.S., having red and black stripes along the body, a red and yellow underside, and a sharp-tipped tail used in maneuvering prey.
Origin of rainbow snake
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism
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  • What's the color of the rainbow-snake and of the cotton-mouth moccasin?

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