any of several New World constrictors of the genus Lampropeltis, that often feed on other snakes.
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Example sentences from the Web for king snake
The King-Snake is the longest of all others, and not common; no Snake (they say) will meddle with them.A New Voyage to Carolina|John Lawson
The king-snake should be protected in regions infested by "rattlers."Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
Well, he's harmless, I think—a king-snake, if I am not mistaken.Quick Action|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for king snake
any nonvenomous North American colubrid snake of the genus Lampropeltis, feeding on other snakes, small mammals, etc
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