black rat snake

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of black rat snake

: a common rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) chiefly of the eastern and central U.S. that is black with a white throat and sometimes white showing between the scales called also blacksnake

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