Pituophis

noun

Pi·​tu·​o·​phis
pə̇ˈtüəfə̇s,
pə̇‧ˈtyü-
: a genus of rodent-eating snakes (family Colubridae) comprising the North American bull snakes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Greek pitys pine tree + ophis snake

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“Pituophis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pituophis. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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