Definition of whip snake in English:

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whip snake

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wip ˌsnāk/


Any of a number of slender, fast-moving snakes that often feed on lizards and catch their prey by pursuing it, in particular.
  • A harmless snake found in Eurasia, America, and Africa (Coluber and other genera, family Colubridae, including the Eurasian C. viridiflavus). A venomous Australian snake (Desmansia and other genera, family Elapidae, including the widespread D. psammophis)..
Example sentences
  • The two native Glass Lizards of Kerkyra occur often together with whip snakes all over the island.
  • The only snakes I have come across in any number are whip snakes in the long grass by the roads.
  • While there I learned that a species of whip snake had been caught and brought in by a customer.

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Syllabification: whip snake

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