water moccasin

noun

Definition of water moccasin

1 :a venomous semiaquatic pit viper (Agkistrodon piscivorus) chiefly of the southeastern U.S. that is closely related to the copperhead called also cottonmouth, cottonmouth moccasin
2 :a harmless American colubrid water snake (genus Nerodia) resembling the true water moccasin

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First Known Use of water moccasin

circa 1821


WATER MOCCASIN Defined for English Language Learners

water moccasin

noun

Definition of water moccasin for English Language Learners

  • : a poisonous snake found in the southern U.S. that lives on land and in water


WATER MOCCASIN Defined for Kids

water moccasin

noun

Definition of water moccasin for Students

:a poisonous snake of the southern United States that lives in or near water

Medical Dictionary

water moccasin

noun water moc·ca·sin \ -ˌmäk-ə-sən \

medical Definition of water moccasin

:a venomous semiaquatic pit viper (Agkistrodon piscivorus) of the southern United States closely related to the copperhead called also cottonmouth, cottonmouth moccasin

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