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corn snake

noun
1.
a large, harmless rat snake, Elaphe guttata guttata, of the southeastern U.S., having yellow, tan, or gray scales with dark-red blotches: once common in cornfields but now an endangered species.
Also called red rat snake.
Origin of corn snake
1670-1680
An Americanism dating back to 1670-80
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