Elaphe

noun
El·​a·​phe | \ˈelə(ˌ)fē\

Definition of Elaphe 

: a large genus of colubrid snakes comprising the rat snakes that are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere where they are valuable as destroyers of rodents — see corn snake, fox snake, leopard snake

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History and Etymology for Elaphe

New Latin, probably from Greek elaphē deerskin, from elaphos deer

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