Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a long, bluish-black colubrid snake (Farancia abacura) with a red belly, and a nonpoisonous spine at the tip of the tail, found in the SE U.S.
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A burrowing snake (Farancia abacura) of swamps and lowlands of the southeast United States, having black scales with reddish markings.