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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.

whip snake

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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
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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Beneath the same stone were two adult Little Whip Snakes Parasuta flagellum and two juvenile P.
I would also keep one or two whip snakes and blunt nosed vipers at the museum so people can see what they look like; after all they are so important to Cyprus."
The whip snakes and racers, genera Masticophis and Coluber.