bull snake

noun

: a gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer sayi) chiefly of the central U.S
broadly : gopher snake

Examples of bull snake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The backyard was home to a population of wildlife, such as bull snakes, racoons and skunks. Dana Oland, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Various rat snakes are also known for eating a bunch of bird eggs, as are bull snakes, kingsnakes, and eastern racers. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 21 Feb. 2023 And somewhere, no doubt, a bull snake kept residence in a pocket gopher hole. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 31 July 2020 Officials set up infrared cameras, bait and unleashed a pair of bull snakes. Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bull snake was in 1784

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“Bull snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%20snake. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

bull snake

noun
: any of several large harmless North American snakes feeding chiefly on rodents

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