king brown

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king brown (plural king browns)

  1. A large venomous snake native to Australia, Pseudechis australis.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 17:
      He was a long king brown, sliding through the grass as silky as 50 SAE motor oil as it pours from the can.

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