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copperhead


copperhead

noun cop·per·head \ˈkäp-ər-ˌhed\

Definition of COPPERHEAD

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
:  a very venomous but sluggish Australian elapid snake of the genus Denisonia (D. superba)
March 02, 2015
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