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blacksnake


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Black  snake  \Black"  snake`\  (sn[=a]k)  or  Blacksnake 
  \Black"snake\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  snake  of  a  black  color,  of  which  two  species  are  common  in 
  the  United  States,  the  {Bascanium  constrictor},  or  racer, 
  sometimes  six  feet  long,  and  the  {Scotophis  Alleghaniensis}, 
  seven  or  eight  feet  long. 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  also  applied  to  various  other  black 
  serpents,  as  {Natrix  atra}  of  Jamaica. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blacksnake 
  n  1:  large  harmless  shiny  black  North  American  snake  [syn:  {black 
  rat  snake},  {pilot  blacksnake},  {mountain  blacksnake},  {Elaphe 
  obsoleta}] 
  2:  blackish  racer  of  the  eastern  United  States  that  grows  to 
  six  feet  [syn:  {black  racer},  {Coluber  constrictor}] 




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