Definition of bushmaster in English:


Line breaks: bush|master
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊʃmɑːstə


  • A pit viper which is the largest venomous snake in the New World, found in Central and South America.
    • Lachesis muta, family Viperidae
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    • Ever since I was a kid names like fer-de-lance and bushmaster have been magical to me.
    • José Antonio prays for guidance and, lifting his eyes, recognizes the snake: it is a bushmaster.
    • He also finds some of the rare and unique snakes in his journey, which includes eyelash viper, the fer de lance and the bushmaster.


early 19th century: perhaps from Dutch bosmeester, from bos 'bush' + meester 'master'.

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