indigo snake
noun Date: circa 1885 a very large blue-black or brownish colubrid snake (Drymarchon corais) of the southeastern United States and Texas to Argentina — called also gopher snake

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  • Indigo snake — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigo snake — ☆ indigo snake n. a large, smooth, harmless, colubrid snake (Drymarchon corais) found in lowlands from S.C. to Tex …   English World dictionary

  • indigo snake — a large, deep blue or brown harmless snake, Drymarchon corais, ranging from the southern U.S. to South America and invading burrows to prey on small mammals: the eastern subspecies D. corais couperi is now greatly reduced in number. Also called… …   Universalium

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

  • indigo snake — n. large nonvenomous indigo colored snake that preys on small animals found from south United States to South America …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indigo snake — in′digo snake′ n. ram a large, harmless, shiny blue black New World snake Drymarchon corais[/ex] Also called gopher snake Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • indigo snake — noun a large harmless American snake, typically bluish black. [Drymarchon corais.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Eastern indigo snake — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Middle American Indigo Snake — Drymarchon melanurus Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • eastern indigo snake — noun a variety of indigo snake • Syn: ↑Drymarchon corais couperi • Hypernyms: ↑indigo snake, ↑gopher snake, ↑Drymarchon corais …   Useful english dictionary

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