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whipsnake

[hwip-sneyk, wip-] /ˈʰwɪpˌsneɪk, ˈwɪp-/
noun
1.
any of several long, slender New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, the tail of which resembles a whip.
2.
any of various similar or related snakes.
Also, whip snake.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; whip + snake
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British Dictionary definitions for whip snake

whip snake

noun
1.
any of several long slender fast-moving nonvenomous snakes of the colubrid genus Coluber, such as C. hippocrepis (horseshoe whipsnake) of Eurasia
2.
any of various other slender nonvenomous snakes, such as Masticophis flagellum (coachwhip snake) of the US
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