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king snakeor king·snake (kĭng′snāk′)
Any of various nonvenomous constricting New World snakes of the genus Lampropeltis, having a black or brown body with white, yellow, or reddish markings and feeding principally on rodents.
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(Animals) any nonvenomous North American colubrid snake of the genus Lampropeltis, feeding on other snakes, small mammals, etc
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any of several harmless New World snakes of the genus Lampropeltis, that often feed on other snakes.
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|Noun||1.||king snake - any of numerous nonvenomous North American constrictors; feed on other snakes and small mammals|
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
common kingsnake, Lampropeltis getulus - widespread in United States except northern regions; black or brown with yellow bands
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