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whip snakeor whip·snake (wĭp′snāk′, hwĭp′-)
Any of several slender nonvenomous New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, having a long tail that resembles a whip.
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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|Noun||1.||whip 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