gopher 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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  • gopher snake — ☆ gopher snake n. [West] 1. regional var. of BULLSNAKE 2. INDIGO SNAKE …   English World dictionary

  • gopher snake — noun 1. large dark blue nonvenomous snake that invades burrows; found in southern North America and Mexico • Syn: ↑indigo snake, ↑Drymarchon corais • Hypernyms: ↑colubrid snake, ↑colubrid • Hyponyms: ↑eastern i …   Useful english dictionary

  • gopher snake — noun Date: 1837 1. indigo snake 2. bull snake …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gopher snake — go′pher snake n. 1) ram a bullsnake, Pituophis melanoleucus, that preys on small burrowing mammals 2) ram indigo snake • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • gopher snake — 1. a bullsnake, Pituophis melanoleucus, of western North America, that invades burrows to prey on rodents. 2. See indigo snake. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pacific Gopher Snake — Taxobox name = Pacific Gopher Snake status = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Serpentes familia = Colubridae genus = Pituophis species = P. catenifer subspecies = P. c. catenifer trinomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cape gopher snake — Taxobox name = Cape Gopher regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Serpentes familia = Colubridae genus = Pituophis species = P. catenifer subspecies = P. c. vertrabralis trinomial = Pituophis catenifer… …   Wikipedia

  • gopher — gopher1 /goh feuhr/, n. 1. any of several ground squirrels of the genus Citellus, of the prairie regions of North America. 2. See pocket gopher. 3. See gopher tortoise. 4. See gopher snake. 5 …   Universalium

  • gopher — I. /ˈgoʊfə / (say gohfuh) noun 1. any of various ground squirrels of western North America, as Citellus (or Spermophilus) tridecemlineatus. 2. Also, pocket gopher. any of various burrowing rodents of the genera Geomys, Thomomys, etc. (family… …   Australian English dictionary

  • snake — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. serpent, reptile, ophidian; snake in the grass, deceiver, double dealer. See animal, deception. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. reptile, serpent, vermin*; see rattlesnake . Common snakes include: viper, asp,… …   English dictionary for students

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