- a venomous snake, Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon) piscivorus, of swamps in southeastern U.S., that grows to about 4 feet (1.2 meters).
Origin of cottonmouth
Related Words for cottonmouththirsty, arid, burned, shriveled, dry, drain, sear, parch, evaporate, exsiccate, desiccate, waterless
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Contemporary Examples of cottonmouth
But then, mysteriously, they all contracted strange ailments: cottonmouth, headaches, and severe dehydration.Life as the 'PC Guy'
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November 9, 2009
Historical Examples of cottonmouth
In getting ashore I landed right beside a cottonmouth moccasin snake, said to be as poisonous as a rattlesnake.
When he threw it down a cottonmouth moccasin crawled out of a hole in it.
All are of late Pleistocene Age and well within the present geographic range of the cottonmouth.
The named, American kinds of Agkistrodon currently are arranged as three species: the copperhead, the cantil and the cottonmouth.
Food is obtained by a variety of methods depending on the type of food, age of the cottonmouth, and possibly other factors.
- another name for the water moccasin