noun Date: 1775 1. a common pit viper (Agkistrodon contortrix) of the eastern and central United States usually having a copper-colored head and often a reddish-brown hourglass pattern on the body 2. a person in the northern states who sympathized with the South during the American Civil War

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  • copperhead — (n.) Trigonocephalus contortrix, 1775, American English, so called for color markings between its eyes; see COPPER (Cf. copper) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). Poisonous sneak snakes (because they bite without warning), the name is said to have been… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • Copperhead — (engl., spr. hedd, d.i. Kupferkopf), die Mokassinschlange (s. Dreiecksköpfe) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • copperhead — ☆ copperhead [käp′ər hed΄ ] n. 1. a poisonous North American pit viper (Agkistrodon contortrix) with a copper colored head and dark brown cross bands 2. [C ] [Old Informal] Informal former a Northerner who sympathized with the South at the time… …   English World dictionary

  • Copperhead — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Animaux Serpent Copperhead Le Copperh …   Wikipédia en Français

  • copperhead — /kop euhr hed /, n. 1. a venomous snake, Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon) contortrix, of the eastern and southern U.S., having a light brown to copper red body marked with darker bands. 2. an extremely venomous but sluggish snake, Denisonia superba, of… …   Universalium

  • Copperhead — * Es ist ein Copperhead (Kupferschlange). So wurden im nordamerikanischen Bürgerkriege die südstaatlichen Rebellen genannt, die Anhänger der Sklaverei. (S. ⇨ Pickfiester.) …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

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