Pituophis

noun
Pi·​tu·​o·​phis | \ pə̇ˈtüəfə̇s, pə̇‧ˈtyü- \

Definition of Pituophis

: a genus of rodent-eating snakes (family Colubridae) comprising the North American bull snakes

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History and Etymology for Pituophis

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 28 Sep. 2021.

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