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copperhead

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noun cop·per·head \ˈkä-pər-ˌhed\

Simple Definition of copperhead

  • : a poisonous reddish-brown snake of the eastern and central U.S.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of copperhead

  1. 1 :  a common pit viper (Agkistrodon contortrix) of the eastern and central United States usually having a copper-colored head and often a reddish-brown hourglass pattern on the body

  2. 2 :  a person in the northern states who sympathized with the South during the American Civil War


COPPERHEAD Defined for Kids

copperhead

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noun cop·per·head \ˈkä-pər-ˌhed\

Definition of copperhead for Students

  1. :  a poisonous snake of the eastern and central United States with a reddish brown head




Medical Dictionary

copperhead

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noun cop·per·head \ˈkäp-ər-ˌhed\

Medical Definition of copperhead

  1. 1:  a pit viper (Agkistrodon contortrix) widely distributed in upland areas of the eastern and central United States that typically attains a length of three feet (0.9 meter), is coppery brown above with dark transverse blotches, and is capable of inflicting a very painful but rarely fatal bite

  2. 2:  a very venomous but sluggish Australian elapid snake of the genus Denisonia (D. superba)




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