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moccasin

 [mok´ah-sin]
any of several species of snakes of the genus Agkistrodon.
highland moccasin copperhead.
water moccasin Agkistrodon piscivorus, a venomous semiaquatic pit viper with an olive or brown back, found in the southern United States. Called also cottonmouth.
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cottonmouth

(kot'on-mowth?)
A venomous snake, Agkistrodon piscivorus, common in the southern and eastern U.S.
Synonym: water moccasin See: snake bitevenomous snake
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