mamushi

noun

ma·​mu·​shi
məˈmüshē
plural -s
: a small venomous pit viper (Agkistrodon blomhoffi) that is marked with dark brown blotches on a pale gray ground, is widely distributed in the Japanese islands, and is represented by identical or closely related forms on the adjacent Asiatic mainland

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Japanese

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“Mamushi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mamushi. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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