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house snake

  1. any African snake of the genus Boaedon, some species of which are important mouse and rat catchers in areas of human habitation.
  2. milk snake.
  3. rat snake.
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Origin of house snake

First recorded in 1735–45
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Historical Examples

  • It was the rats, and from the rattling sound above I judged that the house-snake was pursuing them.

    The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

    Paul T. Gilbert

  • So when Adam came to fetch Eve, she asked him to be allowed to bring also the house-snake with her.