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house snake

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noun
  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.