scarlet snake

scarlet snake
1. : a small slender colubrid snake (Cemophora coccinea) of the southern United States having the back transversely striped with black, red, and yellow
2. also scarlet king snake : a king scake (Lampropeltis elapsoides) having marks like those of the scarlet snake

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  • king snake — any of several New World constrictors of the genus Lampropeltis, that often feed on other snakes. Also, kingsnake. [1700 10, Amer.; KING + SNAKE] * * * Any of seven species of snake (genus Lampropeltis, family Colubridae) found in numerous… …   Universalium

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