gopher snake


noun
  1. a bullsnake, Pituophis melanoleucus, of western North America, that invades burrows to prey on rodents.

Origin of gopher snake

1
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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How to use gopher snake in a sentence

  • The gopher snake was three or four feet long, and lay as straight as a stick across our path.

    A-Birding on a Bronco | Florence A. Merriam
  • A long, spotted gopher snake slipped through the dead grass on the ground beneath.

    The Strength of the Pines | Edison Marshall
  • The gopher snake coiled, then slipped away silently through the grass.

    The Strength of the Pines | Edison Marshall
  • On our way to the tree we came on a gopher snake four feet long.

    A-Birding on a Bronco | Florence A. Merriam