pine snake

noun

Definition of pine snake

: a large, nonvenomous, colubrid snake (Pituophis melanoleucus) that occurs chiefly in coastal regions of the eastern U.S. from New Jersey to Florida, is typically white, yellow, or gray with dark squarish blotches, and is a powerful constrictor — compare gopher snake

Examples of pine snake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Northern cat-eyed snake, Brazos water snake, concho water snake, Louisiana pine snake, Big Bend blackhead snake, Texas lyre snake and timber rattlesnake are also on the list. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "See the endangered, venomous and non-venomous snakes in Texas," 2 July 2019 After 32 years of restoration, the conservatory has restored healthy populations of wild turkey, bobwhite quail, Bachman’s sparrow, Florida pine snake and the gopher tortoise, as well as the elusive Florida firefly. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Liberty County: Gorgeous views of the Apalachicola River," 7 May 2018 Snake Feeding Presentation, 3:15 p.m. Animals being fed may include a rat snake, ball python, or pine snake. Sun-Sentinel.com, "events by county," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pine snake

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Pine snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pine%20snake. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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