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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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