a large, harmless rat snake, Elaphe guttata guttata, of the southeastern U.S., having yellow, tan, or gray scales with dark-red blotches: once common in cornfields but now an endangered species.
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- Also called red rat snake.
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How to use corn snake in a sentence
One of the handsomest of its tribe is the corn snake, belonging to the family of the Colubrinae.The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
One of the earlier accounts was that of Corrington (1929:72) describing behavior of the corn snake, Elaphe guttata.