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water moccasin

noun
1.
the cottonmouth.
2.
any of various similar but harmless snakes, as a water snake of the genus Nerodia.
Origin of water moccasin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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  • The water-moccasin will not trouble you if you let him alone.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • The water-moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorous) is dark chestnut-brown with darker markings.

  • The water-moccasin is about two feet in length, and has a circumference of five or six inches.

    Voyage of the Paper Canoe Nathaniel H. Bishop
British Dictionary definitions for water-moccasin

water moccasin

noun
1.
a large dark grey venomous snake, Agkistrodon piscivorus, of swamps in the southern US: family Crotalidae (pit vipers) Also called cottonmouth
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