Ancistrodon conotortrix
Copperhead Cop"per*head`, n. [From its color.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A poisonous American serpent ({Ancistrodon conotortrix}), closely allied to the rattlesnake, but without rattles; -- called also {copper-belly}, and {red viper}. [1913 Webster]

2. A nickname applied to a person in the Northern States who sympathized with the South during the Civil War. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • copper-belly — Copperhead Cop per*head , n. [From its color.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A poisonous American serpent ({Ancistrodon conotortrix}), closely allied to the rattlesnake, but without rattles; called also {copper belly}, and {red viper}. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copperhead — Cop per*head , n. [From its color.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A poisonous American serpent ({Ancistrodon conotortrix}), closely allied to the rattlesnake, but without rattles; called also {copper belly}, and {red viper}. [1913 Webster] 2. A nickname applied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red viper — Copperhead Cop per*head , n. [From its color.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A poisonous American serpent ({Ancistrodon conotortrix}), closely allied to the rattlesnake, but without rattles; called also {copper belly}, and {red viper}. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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