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

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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 — 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}. Syn: . [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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