noun Mas·tic·o·phis \maˈstikəfə̇s, ˌmastəˈkōf-\

Definition of Masticophis

  1. :  a common genus of harmless New World snakes (family Colubridae) comprising the whip snakes and related forms

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Origin and Etymology of masticophis

New Latin, from mastic- (irregular from Greek mastig-, mastix whip) + -ophis

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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