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Noun: coachwhip  'kowch,wip
  1. Desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
    - ocotillo, Jacob's staff, vine cactus, Fouquieria splendens
  2. A whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico; tail resembles a braided whip
    - coachwhip snake, Masticophis flagellum

Derived forms: coachwhips

Type of: candlewood, whip snake, whipsnake, whip-snake

Part of: Fouquieria, genus Fouquieria

Encyclopedia: Coachwhip