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Masticophis flagelliformisCoachwhip snake Coach"whip` snake" (Zo["o]l.)
A large, slender, harmless snake of the southern United
States (Masticophis flagelliformis).
Note: Its long and tapering tail has the scales so arranged
and colored as to give it a braided appearance, whence
the name. Masticophis flavigularisPrairie Prai"rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie,
LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.]
1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of
trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually
characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound
throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies
and the Rocky mountains.
From the forests and the prairies, From the great
lakes of the northland. --Longfellow.
2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called
Prairie chicken (Zo["o]l.), any American grouse of the
genus Tympanuchus, especially T. Americanus (formerly
T. cupido), which inhabits the prairies of the central
United States. Applied also to the sharp-tailed grouse.
Prairie clover (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
Petalostemon, having small rosy or white flowers in
dense terminal heads or spikes. Several species occur in
the prairies of the United States.
Prairie dock (Bot.), a coarse composite plant (Silphium
terebinthaceum) with large rough leaves and yellow
flowers, found in the Western prairies.
Prairie dog (Zo["o]l.), a small American rodent (Cynomys
Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the
plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in
the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like
that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.
Prairie grouse. Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie hare (Zo["o]l.), a large long-eared Western hare
(Lepus campestris). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack.
Prairie hawk, Prairie falcon (Zo["o]l.), a falcon of
Western North America (Falco Mexicanus). The upper parts
are brown. The tail has transverse bands of white; the
under parts, longitudinal streaks and spots of brown.
Prairie hen. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie itch (Med.), an affection of the skin attended with
intense itching, which is observed in the Northern and
Western United States; -- also called swamp itch,
Prairie marmot. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie dog, above.
Prairie mole (Zo["o]l.), a large American mole (Scalops
argentatus), native of the Western prairies.
Prairie pigeon, plover, or snipe (Zo["o]l.), the upland
plover. See Plover, n., 2.
Prairie rattlesnake (Zo["o]l.), the massasauga.
Prairie snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless American snake
(Masticophis flavigularis). It is pale yellow, tinged
with brown above.
Prairie squirrel (Zo["o]l.), any American ground squirrel
of the genus Spermophilus, inhabiting prairies; --
called also gopher.
Prairie turnip (Bot.), the edible turnip-shaped farinaceous
root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the
Upper Missouri region; also, the plant itself. Called also
pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie.
Prairie warbler (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored American
warbler (Dendroica discolor). The back is olive yellow,
with a group of reddish spots in the middle; the under
parts and the parts around the eyes are bright yellow; the
sides of the throat and spots along the sides, black;
three outer tail feathers partly white.
Prairie wolf. (Zo["o]l.) See Coyote.
Meaning of Masticophis from wikipedia
in the United
States, Mexico, Central
America, and northern South
in the genus Masticophis
- coachwhip Masticophis flagellum flagellum
(Shaw, 1802) – eastern coachwhip Masticophis flagellum lineatulus
H.M. Smith, 1941 – lined coachwhip Masticophis
- The genus Masticophis
may soon be absorbed
by the closely related genus
Coluber, which contains
(Coluber constrictor). Masticophis
- Masticophis flagellum
flagellum, commonly known
as the Eastern
coachwhip, is a subspecies
of M. flagellum, a nonvenomous, colubrid
taeniatus) is a species
of nonvenomous snake
in the family
Colubridae. It is closely related
to the California whipsnake
snake) Genus Masticophis
and whipsnakes) Masticophis flagellum flagellum
(eastern coachwhip) Masticophis flagellum
Red Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum syspila Eastern Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum flagellum Mississippi Green Water Snake Nerodia cyclopion
- triangulum) Scarlet Kingsnake
flagellum) Redbelly Water Snake
(Nerodia erythrogaster) Banded
dulcis—blind snake Liodytes rigida
— glossy water snake Masticophis
flagellum—coachwhip snake Nerodia
erythrogaster—yellow-bellied and blotched...
prey; but stay still, relying
on their cryptic
coloration, for Masticophis
whip snakes which
prey. If caught, some species...
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