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 for house snake
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin
     to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel.
     mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to
     milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr.
     'ame`lgein. [root]107. Cf. Milch, Emulsion, Milt soft
     roe of fishes.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of
        female mammals for the nourishment of their young,
        consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a
        solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic
        salts. "White as morne milk." --Chaucer.
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     2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color,
        found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.
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     3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of
        almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and
        water.
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     4. (Zool.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
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     Condensed milk. See under Condense, v. t.
  
     Milk crust (Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face
        and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema.
  
     Milk fever.
        (a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first
            lactation. It is usually transitory.
        (b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle;
            also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after
            calving.
  
     Milk glass, glass having a milky appearance.
  
     Milk knot (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a
        nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and
        congestion of the mammary glands.
  
     Milk leg (Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in
        puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and
        characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an
        accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular
        tissue.
  
     Milk meats, food made from milk, as butter and cheese.
        [Obs.] --Bailey.
  
     Milk mirror. Same as Escutcheon, 2.
  
     Milk molar (Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which
        are shed and replaced by the premolars.
  
     Milk of lime (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate,
        produced by macerating quicklime in water.
  
     Milk parsley (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant ({Peucedanum
        palustre) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.
  
     Milk+pea+(Bot.),+a+genus+({Galactia">Milk pea (Bot.), a genus ({Galactia) of leguminous and,
        usually, twining plants.
  
     Milk sickness (Med.), See milk sickness in the
        vocabulary.
  
     Milk snake (Zool.), a harmless American snake ({Ophibolus
        triangulus, or Ophibolus eximius). It is variously
        marked with white, gray, and red. Called also milk
        adder, chicken snake, house snake, etc.
  
     Milk sugar. (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose, and Sugar of
        milk (below).
  
     Milk thistle (Bot.), an esculent European thistle ({Silybum
        marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky
        whiteness.
  
     Milk thrush. (Med.) See Thrush.
  
     Milk tooth (Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth
        in young mammals; in man there are twenty.
  
     Milk tree (Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow
        tree of South America ({Brosimum Galactodendron), and the
        Euphorbia balsamifera of the Canaries, the milk of both
        of which is wholesome food.
  
     Milk vessel (Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a
        plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is
        contained. See Latex.
  
     Rock milk. See Agaric mineral, under Agaric.
  
     Sugar of milk. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard
        white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by
        evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and
        powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an
        article of diet. See Lactose.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  house snake
      n 1: nonvenomous tan and brown king snake with an arrow-shaped
           occipital spot; southeastern ones have red stripes like
           coral snakes [syn: milk snake, house snake, milk
           adder, checkered adder, Lampropeltis triangulum]

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