chicken snake

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web According to Alabama Wildlife, the gray rat snake, also known as a chicken snake or oat snake, is commonly found throughout southern states. Sarah Rumpf, Fox News, 24 Sep. 2022 The writer was David Bellamy, inspired by Howard’s adventure with the chicken snake back in their shack on the farm. Michael Kosser, Variety, 3 Mar. 2022 Bald eagles rearing young, spawning bass, beehives, herons in a rookery and a chicken snake slithering up a cypress tree were some of the simple, yet wondrous sights Dance has experienced recently. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, 16 May 2020 They are also called black ratsnake, black snake, cow snake or chicken snake. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, 15 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chicken snake was in 1698

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“Chicken snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chicken%20snake. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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