Definition of coachwhip in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊtʃwɪp


  • 1 (also coachwhip snake) A harmless fast-moving North American snake, whose scales form a pattern said to resemble a braided whip.
    • Masticophis flagellum, family Colubridae
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    • 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.
  • 2 (also coachwhip bird) Australian The whipbird.

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