whipsnake

or whip snake

[ hwip-sneyk, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪpˌsneɪk, ˈwɪp- /

noun

any of several long, slender New World snakes of the genus Masticophis, the tail of which resembles a whip.
any of various similar or related snakes.

Nearby words

  1. whipray,
  2. whips,
  3. whipsaw,
  4. whipsawed,
  5. whipscorpion,
  6. whipstall,
  7. whipstitch,
  8. whipstock,
  9. whiptail,
  10. whiptail wallaby

Origin of whipsnake

First recorded in 1765–75; whip + snake

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