Definition of Pilot blacksnake

1. Noun. Large harmless shiny black North American snake.

Exact synonyms: Black Rat Snake, Blacksnake, Elaphe Obsoleta, Mountain Blacksnake
Generic synonyms: Rat Snake
Group relationships: Elaphe, Genus Elaphe

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilot Blacksnake

pilonidal fistula
pilonidal sinus
pilosebaceous unit
pilosebaceous units
pilot balloon
pilot balloon observation
pilot biscuit
pilot bit
pilot blacksnake (current term)
pilot boat
pilot bread
pilot burner
pilot chart
pilot cloth
pilot engine
pilot experiment
pilot film
pilot fish
pilot hole
pilot ladder
pilot lamp
pilot light
pilot lights

Literary usage of Pilot blacksnake

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"The typical pilot blacksnake is a serpent often confused with the Common ... pilot blacksnake, edge of the scales J a. Scales smooth, with satiny lustre. ..."

2. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"The Black Coluber or pilot blacksnake. C. obsoletus.—This- snake may reach a length of 8 feet or over and is frequently confused with the Common Blacksnake ..."

3. The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals: A Book of Personal Observations by William Temple Hornaday (1922)
"Sometimes a wild bird will sit still upon its nest while a big pilot blacksnake, or some other serpent equally bad, climbs up and poises its head before the ..."

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