noun, plural cot·ton·mouths [kot-n-mouths, -mouth z] /ˈkɒt nˌmaʊθs, -ˌmaʊðz/.
a venomous snake, Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon) piscivorus, of swamps in southeastern U.S., that grows to about 4 feet (1.2 meters).
Origin of cottonmouth
Also called water moccasin.
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