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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
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25
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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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