bushmaster

noun

bush·​mas·​ter ˈbu̇sh-ˌma-stər How to pronounce bushmaster (audio)
: 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 That was when, along the margins of the Juma, the bushmaster snapped into view. Terrence McCoy, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 Bushmaster The funky blues-rock band wraps up the Falls Church Concerts in the Park series. Sarah Lane, Washington Post, 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, 15 May 2017

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'bushmaster.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bushmaster was in 1826

Dictionary Entries Near bushmaster

Cite this Entry

“Bushmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushmaster. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

bushmaster

noun
bush·​mas·​ter ˈbu̇sh-ˌmas-tər How to pronounce bushmaster (audio)
: a tropical American pit viper that is the largest New World poisonous snake

Medical Definition

bushmaster

noun
bush·​mas·​ter ˈbu̇sh-ˌmas-tər How to pronounce bushmaster (audio)
: a tropical American pit viper (Lachesis mutus) that is the largest New World venomous snake

called also surucucu

More from Merriam-Webster on bushmaster

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!