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water moccasin

noun

: a poisonous snake found in the southern U.S. that lives on land and in water

Full Definition of WATER MOCCASIN

1
:  a venomous semiaquatic pit viper (Agkistrodon piscivorus) chiefly of the southeastern United States that is closely related to the copperhead —called also cottonmouth, cottonmouth moccasin
2
:  a harmless American colubrid water snake (genus Nerodia) resembling the true water moccasin

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First Known Use of WATER MOCCASIN

circa 1821

water moccasin

noun water moc·ca·sin \-ˌmäk-ə-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WATER MOCCASIN

:  a venomous semiaquatic pit viper (Agkistrodon piscivorus) of the southern United States closely related to the copperhead—called also cottonmouth, cottonmouth moccasin

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