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whip snake Syllabification: whip snake
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wip ˌsnāk/

Definition of whip snake in English:


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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