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blue racer

Syllabification: blue ra·cer

Definition of blue racer in English:

noun

A grayish-blue variety of blacksnake (Coluber constrictor foxii), found in the central US.
Example sentences
  • He used to store dead blue racers in the freezer, which made you think hard about going for that Fudgsicle.
  • On Pelee Island in Lake Erie, prescribed burns maintain the rare and endangered elvar ecosystem, the only known breeding ground in Canada of the blue racer snake.
  • There were snakes that puffed themselves us and played dead until you were near enough; there were blue racers longer than me that could swirl up trees and then drop on you.

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