HyperDic: king_snake

English > 1 sense of the expression king snake:
NOUNanimalking snake, kingsnakeany of numerous nonvenomous North American constrictors
English > king snake: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of numerous nonvenomous North American constrictors; feed on other snakes and small mammals.
Synonymkingsnake
Member ofLampropeltis, genus Lampropeltisking snakes and milk snakes
Narrowercommon kingsnake, Lampropeltis getuluswidespread in United States except northern regions
milk snake, house snake, milk adder, checkered adder, Lampropeltis triangulumnonvenomous tan and brown king snake with an arrow-shaped occipital spot
Broadercolubrid snake, colubridMostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial / terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes

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