Meaning of rainbow snake

rain'bow snake"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a burrowing snake, Farancia erytrogramma, of the southeastern U.S., having red and black stripes along the body, a red and yellow underside, and a sharp-tipped tail used in maneuvering prey.
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