red rat snake

noun

plural red rat snakes
: corn snake
The red rat snake, or corn snake, is a non-venomous constrictor that feeds mostly on lizards, frogs and small rodents.St. Petersburg (Florida) Times

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red rat snake was in 1936

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“Red rat snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20rat%20snake. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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