Definition of Carpet snake

1. Noun. Australian python with a variegated pattern on its back.

Exact synonyms: Morelia Spilotes Variegatus, Python Variegatus
Generic synonyms: Python

Definition of Carpet snake

1. Noun. A harmless snake found in New Guinea and Australia, also known as the Northwestern carpet python or ''Morelia spilota variegata''. ¹

2. Noun. A harmless colubrid species of snake found in North America, also known as the pine snake or ''Pituophis melanoleucus''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpet Snake

carpet bombs
carpet bug
carpet burn
carpet burns
carpet knight
carpet loom
carpet moth
carpet pad
carpet python
carpet shark
carpet sharks
carpet slipper
carpet snake (current term)
carpet sweeper
carpet tack

Literary usage of Carpet snake

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"carpet snake. Name applied in Australia to Python variegata, Gray, a non-venomous snake reaching a length of ten feet. The name has reference to the ..."

2. Australian Almanac (1863)
"I'., The carpet snake (Morelia variegata).—There has been some confusion respecting ... The carpet snake is of a brownish black, with numerous irregular, ..."

3. The Boy Travellers in Australasia: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to by Thomas Wallace Knox (1889)
"It's nothing but a carpet snake.' " With that Fred cooled down, but said he didn't want any such pet in his bed, even if it was nothing but a carpet snake. ..."

4. The Northern Tribes of Central Australia by Sir Baldwin Spencer, Francis James Gillen (1904)
"A great carpet snake individual gave rise ... the carpet snake group, two jew lizards gave rise to the jew 1 Roth has shown that the idea of conception not ..."

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