pine snake
bullsnake ull"snake`, bull snake ull" snake`(b[oo^]l"sn[=a]k`), n. any of several large harmless rodent-eating North American burrowing snakes of the genus {Pituophis}. They include the {gopher snake} and {pine snake}.

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  • Pine snake — Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pine snake — pine′ snake n. ram any of several subspecies of bullsnake of the eastern and southeastern U.S., chiefly inhabiting pine woods • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Pine snake — may refer to:* Pituophis melanoleucus , a harmless colubrid found in North America. * Lampropeltis g. getula, a.k.a. the eastern kingsnake, a harmless colubrid found in the eastern United States …   Wikipedia

  • pine snake — ☆ pine snake n. regional var. of BULLSNAKE: term used along the E coast of the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • pine snake — noun any of several bull snakes of eastern and southeastern United States found chiefly in pine woods; now threatened • Hypernyms: ↑bull snake, ↑bull snake * * * noun : bull snake * * * any of several subspecies of bullsnake of the eastern and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pine snake — noun Date: 1791 a large constricting colubrid snake (Pituophis melanoleucus) that is typically white and black and occurs especially in coastal regions of eastern North America from New Jersey southward into Mexico compare bull snake …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pine snake — any of several subspecies of bullsnake of the eastern and southeastern U.S., chiefly in pine woods: now threatened. [1785 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Louisiana Pine Snake — Taxobox name = Pituophis ruthveni status = EN status system = iucn3.1 trend = down regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Colubridae genus = Pituophis species = P. ruthveni binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Pine — Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pine barren — Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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