- either of two long-tailed garter snakes, Thamnophis proximus or T. sauritus, of eastern and central North America, having a brownish body and yellow or orange stripes.
Origin of ribbon snake
An Americanism dating back to 1730–40
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Moosewood looks slender and striped as a ribbon-snake, and limbs of the hop-hornbeam have the appearance of sinews.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham