copperhead

(redirected from Copperheads)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

copperhead

 [kop´er-hed]
Agkistrodon contortrix, a venomous pit viper of the United States that has a brown to copper-colored body with dark bands. Called also highland moccasin. See also snakebite.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cop·per·head

(kop'er-hed),
A U.S. poisonous snake of the genus Agkistrodon.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

copperhead

(kŏp′ər-hĕd′)
n.
1. A venomous snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) of the eastern and central United States and northern Mexico, having a tan body with reddish-brown crossbands.
2. Copperhead A Northerner who sympathized with the South during the Civil War.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
If children, elderly people, and others have a compromised immune system, they are likely to have strong reactions to the venom of copperhead snakes.
The notifier subsequently identified the snake as a Victorian copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) from comparative photographs of Australian species.
In partnership with Copperhead Charities, Valspar is also furthering its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities it serves by ensuring that proceeds from the tournament benefit causes aligned to affordable housing and urban renewal.
"Copperhead" is the first sympathetic take on the Northern dissenters from the Civil War in recent popular culture.
Timber rattlesnakes have long been extinct in Worcester County, and copperheads are gone, too.
As the organ, drums and a guitar belt out Gospel hymns, they'll wave rattlesnakes and copperheads above their heads.
Arthropods comprized the majority of prey items (53%) but lizards, snakes and a few rodents were also consumed by southern copperheads. Neonate and small copperheads (less than 35 cm SVL) were found to contain more squamata, whereas midsize (35 to 45 cm SVL) and adult snakes (greater than 45 cm SVL) were found to contain primarily cicadas and lepidopteran larva.
Rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water snakes also crawl by.
to feel that these noble men are practically refuting the base assertions reiterated by copperheads and traitors that the black race are incapable of patriotism, valor or ambition."
The Coldspring Copperheads 4-H Club visited The Green Works Growers & Garden Center in Cowden on Monday, December 3, 2018.
Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North.
We imagined a couple of copperheads in that crowd, too.