jararacussu

noun
ja·​ra·​ra·​cus·​su
variants: or jararacucu \ ˌzharəˌräkəˈsü \
plural -s

Definition of jararacussu 

: a venomous pit viper (Bothrops jararacussu) of Brazil that is related to the fer-de-lance

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History and Etymology for jararacussu

Portuguese jararacuçu, jararacuçú, from Tupi jararaca wassu & Guarani yararaca wassu, literally, big jararaca

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