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indigo snake

noun
1.
a large, deep-blue or brown harmless snake, Drymarchon corais, ranging from the southern U.S. to South America and invading burrows to prey on small mammals: the eastern subspecies D. corais couperi is now greatly reduced in number.
Also called gopher snake.
Origin of indigo snake
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85
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indigo snake

noun
1.
a dark-blue nonvenomous North American colubrid snake, Drymarchon corais couperi
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