Agkistrodon piscivorus
cottonmouth cottonmouth n. venomous semiaquatic snake ({Agkistrodon piscivorus}) of swamps in southern U.S.; -- called also {water moccasin}, {cottonmouth moccasin}, and {cottonmouth water moccasin}. It grows to a length of about 4 feet. The name refers to the whiteness of the lips and inside of the mouth.

Syn: water moccasin, cottonmouth moccasin, {Agkistrodon piscivorus}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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