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blacksnake

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noun black·snake \-ˌsnāk\

Definition of blacksnake

  1. 1 :  any of several snakes that are largely black or very dark in color: as a :  a black racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor) b :  a rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta)

  2. 2 :  a long tapering braided whip of rawhide or leather




BLACKSNAKE Defined for Kids

blacksnake

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noun black·snake \ˈblak-ˌsnāk\

Definition of blacksnake for Students

  1. :  either of two harmless blackish snakes of the United States




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