Masticophis flagelliformis
Coachwhip snake Coach"whip` snake" (Zo["o]l.) A large, slender, harmless snake of the southern United States ({Masticophis flagelliformis}). [1913 Webster]

Note: Its long and tapering tail has the scales so arranged and colored as to give it a braided appearance, whence the name. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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