bushmaster


bush·mas·ter

noun \-ˌmas-tər\

Definition of BUSHMASTER

:  a pit viper of Central and South America that is the largest New World venomous snake

First Known Use of BUSHMASTER

1826

bush·mas·ter

noun \ˈbsh-ˌmas-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BUSHMASTER

: a tropical American pit viper (Lachesis mutus) that is the largest New World venomous snake—called also surucucu

bushmaster

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Species (Lachesis muta) of pit viper, found in scrublands and forests from Costa Rica south to the Amazon River basin. It is normally about 6 ft (1.8 m) long but reportedly may grow to twice this length. It is pinkish or tan, marked with large, dark, diamond-shaped blotches. Though seldom encountered, the bushmaster is potentially lethal.

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