garter snake

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garter snake

n.
Any of various nonvenomous North and Central American snakes of the genus Thamnophis, having longitudinal stripes.

garter snake

n
(Animals) any nonvenomous North American colubrid snake of the genus Thamnophis, typically marked with longitudinal stripes

gar′ter snake`


n.
any harmless snake of the genus Thamnophis, common in North and Central America, usu. with three longitudinal stripes on the back.
[1760–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garter snake - any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakesgarter snake - any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakes
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Thamnophis, Thamnophis - garter snakes
common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis - a garter snake that is widespread in North America
ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus - slender yellow-striped North American garter snake; prefers wet places
Thamnophis proximus, Western ribbon snake - yellow- or reddish-striped snake of temperate woodlands and grasslands to tropics
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The Plains Garter Snake is common in wet prairies and along ponds, lakes, marshes, and rivers across Nebraska (Ballinger et al.
The plains garter snake is abundant west of the Illinois state line, but is extremely rare in northwest Indiana.