rubber boa


variants or rubber snake
: a harmless blunt-tailed snake (Charina bottae) of the family Boidae that is rubbery in smoothness and suppleness of appearance, usually less than 18 inches long, and found in the moister regions of western North America

called also ball snake, two-headed snake

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubber boa was in 1897

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“Rubber boa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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