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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small harmless American snake (Diadophis punctatus) having a white ring around the neck. The back is ash-colored, or sage green, the belly of an orange red.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England
  • n. any of numerous small nonvenomous North American snakes with a yellow or orange ring around the neck


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