Definition of pine snake in English:

pine snake

Syllabification: pine snake

noun

  • A large harmless North American snake with dark markings. When disturbed it hisses loudly and vibrates its tail.
    • Pituophis melanoleucus, family Colubridae
    More example sentences
    • The Louisiana pine snake, one of the rarest snakes in the U.S., is relatively abundant on a managed forest in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, and scientists want to know why.
    • The Louisiana pine snake is one of the rarest snakes in the United States.
    • For years the pine snake survived relatively unnoticed on the property.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea