carpet snake

  1. a large, nonvenomous Australian python, Morelia spilotes variegata, having a variegated pattern on its back, often used to control rats and mice in barns and silos.

Origin of carpet snake

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby carpet snake Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use carpet snake in a sentence

  • Bat would marry carpet snake, and their children would, by class name, be Cats.

  • The largest of them is known as the carpet snake, and the specimen that we saw was about ten feet long.

    The Land of the Kangaroo | Thomas Wallace Knox
  • Advancing cautiously along it, she came across a huge carpet snake coiled "all a same rope alonga boat."

    Tropic Days | E. J. Banfield
  • Brown brought a carpet snake, and a brown snake with yellow belly.

  • A famous python is the six-foot, tree-dwelling carpet snake of Australia, black, beautifully marked with a pattern of yellow dots.

British Dictionary definitions for carpet snake

carpet snake

  1. a large nonvenomous Australian snake, Morelia variegata, having a carpetlike pattern on its back

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