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coachwhip

(ˈkəʊtʃˌwɪp)
n
1. a coachwhip snake
2. (Plants) a desert plant found in USA and Mexico
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Noun1.coachwhip - desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowerscoachwhip - desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
candlewood - any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light
Fouquieria, genus Fouquieria - resinous succulent trees or shrubs of desert and semidesert regions of southwestern United States that are leafless most of the year
2.coachwhip - a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexicocoachwhip - a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico; tail resembles a braided whip
whip snake, whipsnake, whip-snake - any of several small fast-moving snakes with long whiplike tails
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Tracks such as Ichiban and Parker are full of urgency and youthful bombast, disguised as brattiness in the vein of Coachwhips and Times New Viking.
Inside is a record of when Johnny Thunders came to town, Spot #58 in the loser's guide to San Diego (which happens to be the sporting goods store where the Menendez brothers bought the shotguns they used to kill their parents), a reprinting of a warning pamphlet that purports to explain "youth sub-cultures," an interview with the Coachwhips, a guide to the 15 shootings by the San Diego Police Department for 2002, road trips, record reviews, etc.
There are extremely fast and very aggressive reddish colored coachwhips, whose prey often consists of other reptiles (including rattlesnakes).