whip snake


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whip snake

or whip·snake (wĭp′snāk′, hwĭp′-)
n.
Any of several slender nonvenomous New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, having a long tail that resembles a whip.
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whip snake

or

whipsnake

n
1. (Animals) any of several long slender fast-moving nonvenomous snakes of the colubrid genus Coluber, such as C. hippocrepis (horseshoe whipsnake) of Eurasia
2. (Animals) any of various other slender nonvenomous snakes, such as Masticophis flagellum (coachwhip snake) of the US
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whip snake - any of several small fast-moving snakes with long whiplike tailswhip snake - any of several small fast-moving snakes with long whiplike tails
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
coachwhip snake, Masticophis flagellum, coachwhip - a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico; tail resembles a braided whip
California whipsnake, Masticophis lateralis, striped racer - a whipsnake of scrublands and rocky hillsides
Masticophis bilineatus, Sonoran whipsnake - both terrestrial and arboreal snake of United States southwest
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They were grouped with sequences from a white-lipped Herald snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia from Niger, a horseshoe whip snake Hemorrhois hippocrepis from Spain, the Arabian horned viper Cerastes gasperettii, and the diademed sand snake Lytorhynchus diadema from Oman.
Fyfe G and Booth P (1984) Some notes on the habits of the Little Whip snake, Unechis flagellum.
Enduring a violent thunderstorm and flash floods, he also treads in the footprints of dinosaurs and encounters a rock monitor; a rare spider known as a solifuge; a whip snake, and the lethally venomous horned adder.