carpet snake

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. carpet knight,
  2. carpet moth,
  3. carpet plot,
  4. carpet shark,
  5. carpet slipper,
  6. carpet sweeper,
  7. carpet tack,
  8. carpet tile,
  9. carpet tiles,
  10. carpet, magic

Origin of carpet snake

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for carpet snake

carpet snake

carpet python

noun

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