pine snake definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous bull snakes common in pine forests, specially Pituophis melanoleucus, of eastern United States.
    • a big safe united states snake (Pituophis melanoleucus). It's whitish, covered with brown blotches having black margins. Called in addition bull snake. The Western pine snake (Pituophis Sayi) is chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange.
    • A snake of this genus Pityophis, as P. bellona, the bull-snake, which there are numerous types.
    • any one of a few bull snakes of east and southeastern United States found chiefly in pine forests; now threatened

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