bushmaster

bushmaster

[boosh-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
noun
a pit viper, Lachesis muta, of tropical America, that grows to a length of 12 feet (3.6 meters).

Origin:
1820–30; bush1 + master

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bushmaster (ˈbʊʃˌmɑːstə)
 
n
a large greyish-brown highly venomous snake, Lachesis muta, inhabiting wooded regions of tropical America: family Crotalidae (pit vipers)

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