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bullsnake

or bull snake

[ bool-sneyk ]
/ ˈbʊlˌsneɪk /
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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.
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Origin of bullsnake

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; bull1 + snake
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British Dictionary definitions for bullsnake

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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