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water snake vs. moccasin

  1. any of numerous and widely distributed harmless snakes of the genus Natrix, inhabiting areas in or near fresh water.
  2. any of various other snakes living in or frequenting water.
  3. the constellation Hydrus.
[ mok-uh-sin, -zuhn ]
  1. a heelless shoe made entirely of soft leather, as deerskin, with the sole brought up and attached to a piece of u-shaped leather on top of the foot, worn originally by the American Indians.
  2. a hard-soled shoe or slipper resembling this, often decorated with beads.
  3. any of several North American snakes of the genus Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon), especially the cottonmouth.

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