Ancistrodon piscivorus
Water moccasin Wa"ter moc"ca*sin (Zo["o]l.) A venomous North American snake ({Ancistrodon piscivorus}) allied to the rattlesnake but destitute of a rattle. It lives in or about pools and ponds, and feeds largely of fishes. Called also {water snake}, {water adder}, {water viper}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ancistrodon piscivorus — moccasin moc ca*sin, n. [An Indian word. Algonquin makisin.] [Sometimes written {moccason}.] 1. A shoe made of deerskin, or other soft leather, the sole and upper part being one piece. It is the customary shoe worn by the American Indians. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ancistrodon atrofuscus — moccasin moc ca*sin, n. [An Indian word. Algonquin makisin.] [Sometimes written {moccason}.] 1. A shoe made of deerskin, or other soft leather, the sole and upper part being one piece. It is the customary shoe worn by the American Indians. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Agkistrodon piscivorus — moccasin moc ca*sin, n. [An Indian word. Algonquin makisin.] [Sometimes written {moccason}.] 1. A shoe made of deerskin, or other soft leather, the sole and upper part being one piece. It is the customary shoe worn by the American Indians. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agkistrodon piscivorus — noun venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States • Syn: ↑water moccasin, ↑cottonmouth, ↑cottonmouth moccasin • Hypernyms: ↑pit viper • Member Holonyms: ↑Agkistrodon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Ancistrodon — noun copperheads • Syn: ↑Agkistrodon, ↑genus Agkistrodon, ↑Ancistrodon • Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Crotalidae, ↑family Crotalidae …   Useful english dictionary

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