a large, deep-blue or brown harmless snake, Drymarchon corais, ranging from the southern U.S. to South America and invading burrows to prey on small mammals: the eastern subspecies D. corais couperi is now greatly reduced in number.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called gopher snake.
Origin of indigo snake
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Words nearby indigo snake
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British Dictionary definitions for indigo snake
a dark-blue nonvenomous North American colubrid snake, Drymarchon corais couperi
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