milk snake


noun

any of numerous, usually brightly marked king snakes of the subspecies Lampropeltis triangulum (doliata), of North America.

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Also called house snake, milk adder.

Origin of milk snake

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; so called because they were said to suck milk from cows
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British Dictionary definitions for milk adder

milk snake

noun

a nonvenomous brown-and-grey North American colubrid snake Lampropeltis doliata, related to the king snakes
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