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Any of various nonvenomous North and Central American snakes of the genus Thamnophis, having longitudinal stripes.
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(Animals) any nonvenomous North American colubrid snake of the genus Thamnophis, typically marked with longitudinal stripes
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any harmless snake of the genus Thamnophis, common in North and Central America, usu. with three longitudinal stripes on the back.
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|Noun||1.||garter 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
ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus - slender yellow-striped North American garter snake; prefers wet places
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