timber rattlesnake

noun

Definition of timber rattlesnake

: a widely distributed rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) chiefly of the eastern U.S.

Examples of timber rattlesnake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The timber rattlesnake, also called the canebreak rattlesnake, is the most common of the three rattlers found in Alabama, and can be found in all 67 counties. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 1 Aug. 2022 The two venomous snake species found in Connecticut (timber rattlesnake and eastern copperhead) are not widely distributed, and most people are unlikely to encounter a venomous snake around their home. Hartford Courant, 30 July 2022 And of those six, experts say snakebites from only three — the timber rattlesnake, Eastern diamondback and cottonmouth — are realistically threatening. Mandi Albright, ajc, 26 Apr. 2022 The canebrake or timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is a big, heavy-bodied snake that can grow to 6 feet in length. Mandi Albright, ajc, 26 Apr. 2022 Some encounters were with potential deadly snakes, like when a Mississippi woman saw the very rare blond timber rattlesnake. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2021 Now, the blond timber rattlesnake is safe in captivity, and soon the public will be able to see it. Brian Broom, USA TODAY, 1 Oct. 2021 In an interview Wednesday, Bender identified the reptile as a timber rattlesnake, one of two types of venomous snakes in Massachusetts. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2021 There’s no good way to be surprised by a timber rattlesnake, but one of the worst might be finding one on the door handle of your vehicle. Tribune News Service, al, 26 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of timber rattlesnake

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Timber rattlesnake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timber%20rattlesnake. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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timber rattlesnake

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Medical Definition of timber rattlesnake

: a moderate-sized venomous rattlesnake of the genus Crotalus (C. horridus) that is widely distributed through the eastern half of the United States and feeds largely on mice and other rodents

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