Definition of cottonmouth
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Copperheads belong to a sub-family of snakes (crotalinae) known as pit vipers, a group that includes cottonmouths and rattlesnakes.
So the team designed a chamber that allowed them to safely film rat snakes striking at a stuffed glove, as well as strikes from two venomous vipers: the cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus), and the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).
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Origin and Etymology of cottonmouth
from the white interior of its mouth
First Known Use: 1832See Words from the same year
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