noun \ˈmä-kə-sən\

: a flat shoe that is made of soft leather and is similar to a shoe originally worn by some Native Americans

Full Definition of MOCCASIN

a :  a soft leather heelless shoe or boot with the sole brought up the sides of the foot and over the toes where it is joined with a puckered seam to a U-shaped piece lying on top of the foot
b :  a regular shoe having a seam on the forepart of the vamp imitating the seam of a moccasin
a :  water moccasin
b :  a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin
moc·ca·sined\-sənd\ adjective

Origin of MOCCASIN

Virginia Algonquian mockasin
First Known Use: circa 1612


noun \ˈmäk-ə-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MOCCASIN

: a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Either of two species of pit viper: the water moccasin or the Mexican moccasin (Agkistrodon bilineatus). The Mexican moccasin, or cantil, is a dangerous snake of lowland regions from the Rio Grande to Nicaragua. About 3 ft (1 m) long, it is brown or black with narrow, irregular, whitish bars on its back and sides. See also copperhead.


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