from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several nonvenomous snakes of the genus Elaphe that eat rats and other rodents.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colubrine serpent of the genus Ptyas, P. mucosus, a native of India, Ceylon, etc., attaining a length of 7 feet, frequently entering houses. Some similar snakes are also called by the same name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of various nonvenomous rodent-eating snakes of North America and Asia
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