bushmaster

[ boosh-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈbʊʃˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər /

noun

a pit viper, Lachesis muta, of tropical America, that grows to a length of 12 feet (3.6 meters).

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Origin of bushmaster

First recorded in 1820–30; bush1 + master
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British Dictionary definitions for bushmaster

bushmaster
/ (ˈbʊʃˌmɑːstə) /

noun

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