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whipsnake

or whip snake

[hwip-sneyk, wip-]
noun
  1. any of several long, slender New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, the tail of which resembles a whip.
  2. any of various similar or related snakes.
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Origin of whipsnake

First recorded in 1765–75; whip + snake
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