Definition of blacksnake in English:

blacksnake

Syllabification: black·snake
Pronunciation: /ˈblakˌsnāk
 
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noun

  • A long black American racer, especially the common Northern blacksnake (Coluber constrictor constrictor), the adult of which is a patternless black, above and below.
    More example sentences
    • I told him, ‘No son, that's just an old blacksnake.’
    • Though I felt lucky to have blacksnakes around our barn and sheds to keep the mice in check, I just never could get as comfortable with any snakes as my younger son is.
    • When agitated, blacksnakes hiss loudly, flattening the body laterally so that the white skin between the scales can be seen.

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