Definition of coachwhip in English:

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coachwhip

Pronunciation: /ˈkōCH(h)wip/

noun

(also coachwhip snake)
A harmless, fast-moving North American snake. The pattern of scales on its slender body is said to resemble a braided whip.
  • Masticophis flagellum, family Colubridae.
Example sentences
  • A highly irritated western coachwhip snake was coiled in the grass.
  • The habitat of the coachwhip includes deserts, grasslands, prairies, woodlands, and open areas.
  • Rattlesnakes eat mostly rodents, but coachwhip snakes will climb trees or cactus to eat eggs from bird nests.

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Syllabification: coach·whip

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