ring-neck snake

ringneck snake

noun
any of several small, nonvenomous North American snakes of the genus Diadophis, usually having a conspicuous yellow or orange ring around the neck.
Also, ring-necked snake.
Also called ring snake.


Origin:
1825–35

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ringneck snake

noun
any of numerous small nonvenomous North American snakes with a yellow or orange ring around the neck 
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