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noun
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.
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Also called gopher snake.

Origin of indigo snake

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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indigo snake

noun
a dark-blue nonvenomous North American colubrid snake, Drymarchon corais couperi
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