cottonmouth moccasin
noun Date: 1879 water moccasin

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  • cottonmouth moccasin — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cottonmouth moccasin — n WATER MOCCASIN …   Medical dictionary

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

  • cottonmouth water moccasin — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cottonmouth — noun venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑water moccasin, ↑cottonmouth moccasin, ↑Agkistrodon piscivorus • Hypernyms: ↑pit viper • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cottonmouth — (also cottonmouth moccasin) noun a large, dangerous semiaquatic pit viper of the south eastern US, which opens its mouth wide to display the white interior when threatening. [Agkistrodon piscivorus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cottonmouth water moccasin — 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

  • cottonmouth — 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

  • 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 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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