Definition of indigo snake in English:

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indigo snake


A large, harmless American snake that typically has bluish-black skin that may be patterned. Also called cribo, blue gopher snake (see gopher snake).
  • Drymarchon corais, family Colubridae.
Example sentences
  • The eastern indigo snake, which is on the federal list of threatened species, and the gopher tortoise also live here.
  • And they could be competing with the eastern indigo snake for both prey and space.
  • I've radio-tracked sandhill and whooping cranes, black bears, Florida panthers, alligators, gopher tortoises, fox squirrels and even an indigo snake.

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Syllabification: in·di·go snake

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