Definition of rattlesnake in English:


Syllabification: rat·tle·snake
Pronunciation: /ˈratlˌsnāk


  • A heavy-bodied American pit viper with a series of horny rings on the tail that, when vibrated, produce a characteristic rattling sound as a warning.
    • Genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, family Viperidae: several species
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    • Those were some of the most dangerous kinds of reptiles, spitting cobras, rattlesnakes, Komodo dragons.
    • Clark says timber rattlesnakes and other pit vipers may be the most social of all snakes.
    • They're even immune to the venom of rattlesnakes and other pit vipers.

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