bull snake


bull snake

noun

Definition of BULL SNAKE

:  any of several large harmless constricting colubrid snakes (genus Pituophis) especially of the central and western United States that feed chiefly on rodents and are classified either as subspecies of the pine snake (P. melanoleucus) or as subspecies of their own species (P. catenifer) —called also gopher snake

First Known Use of BULL SNAKE

1784

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