rubber boa

variants: or rubber snake

Definition of rubber boa

: 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

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First Known Use of rubber boa

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Rubber boa.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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