Definition of cottonmouth in English:

cottonmouth

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒt(ə)nməʊθ
 
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(also cottonmouth moccasin)

noun

  • A large, dangerous semiaquatic pit viper which inhabits lowland swamps and waterways of the south-eastern US. When threatening it opens its mouth wide to display the white interior. Also called water moccasin.
    • Agkistrodon piscivorus, family Viperidae
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    • Dogs bitten by any of Texas' dangerous snakes, including rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, copperheads and coral snakes, often suffer unnecessarily.
    • It's because of birds that I know the difference between a sugar maple and a red maple, a diamondback water snake and a cottonmouth, an American lady and a painted lady.
    • This is the only product that can neutralize toxins from rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads.

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