massasauga


mas·sa·sau·ga

noun \ˌma-sə-ˈs-gə\

Definition of MASSASAUGA

:  a small North American rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus)

Origin of MASSASAUGA

Missisauga River, Ontario, Canada
First Known Use: 1835

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mas·sa·sau·ga

noun \ˌmas-ə-ˈsg-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MASSASAUGA

: a medium-sized rattlesnake of the genus Sistrurus (S. catenatus) that has nine large scales on the head, grows to a length of about 18 to 39 inches (46 to 100 centimeters), and is distributed from southern Ontario across the central United States to northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona

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