Black" snake` (?) ∨ Black"snake, n. Zool.

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.

⇒ The name is also applied to various other black serpents, as Natrix atra of Jamaica.


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