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Meaning of corn snake

corn' snake"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a large, harmless rat snake, Elaphe guttata guttata, of the southeastern U.S., having yellow, tan, or gray scales with dark-red blotches: once common in cornfields but now an endangered species. Also called
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