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rat snake

noun
1.
any of several New and Old World colubrid snakes, of the genus Elaphe, that feed chiefly on small mammals and birds.
Also called house snake.
Origin of rat snake
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for rat snake

rat snake

noun
1.
any of various nonvenomous rodent-eating colubrid snakes, such as Elaphe obsoleta of North America and Ptyas mucosus of Asia
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