cantil

noun can·til \ kanˈtēl , kä- \

Definition of cantil

plural cantiles \-ē(ˌ)lās\
: a dark-colored Mexican moccasin snake (Agkistrodon bilineatus) having a pair of white or yellow lines on each side of the head and the body markings outlined in white

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Origin and Etymology of cantil

American Spanish


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