• synonyms

ringneck snake

or ring-necked snake

  1. any of several small, nonvenomous North American snakes of the genus Diadophis, usually having a conspicuous yellow or orange ring around the neck.
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Origin of ringneck snake

First recorded in 1825–35
Also called ring snake.
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