bullsnake

or bull snake

[boo l-sneyk]

noun

any of several large North American constrictors of the genus Pituophis, as the gopher snake and pine snake, that feed chiefly upon small rodents.

Nearby words

  1. bullroarer,
  2. bullseye,
  3. bullshit,
  4. bullshit artist,
  5. bullshot,
  6. bullwaddy,
  7. bullwhacker,
  8. bullwhip,
  9. bully,
  10. bully beef

Origin of bullsnake

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; bull1 + snake

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British Dictionary definitions for bull snake

bull snake

noun

any burrowing North American nonvenomous colubrid snake of the genus Pituophis, typically having yellow and brown markingsAlso called: gopher snake
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