bush·​mas·​ter | \ ˈbu̇sh-ˌma-stər How to pronounce bushmaster (audio) \

Definition of bushmaster

: a pit viper of Central and South America that is the largest New World venomous snake

Examples of bushmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bushmaster The funky blues-rock band wraps up the Falls Church Concerts in the Park series. Sarah Lane, Washington Post, "Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, Aug. 3-9, 2017," 2 Aug. 2017 Ripa claimed to be the first herpetologist in the world to watch venomous bushmasters mate....and was bitten by them at least seven times in his life. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "NC ‘snake hunter’ who survived 12 deadly bites is killed - allegedly by his wife," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of bushmaster

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Bushmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushmaster. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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bush·​mas·​ter | \ ˈbu̇sh-ˌmas-tər How to pronounce bushmaster (audio) \

Medical Definition of bushmaster

: a tropical American pit viper (Lachesis mutus) that is the largest New World venomous snake

called also surucucu

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