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A large venomous snake (Lachesis muta) of tropical America, having brown and grayish markings.
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(Animals) a large greyish-brown highly venomous snake, Lachesis muta, inhabiting wooded regions of tropical America: family Crotalidae (pit vipers)
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(ˈbʊʃˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

a large tropical American pit viper, Lachesis muta.
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