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cop·per·head

 (kŏp′ər-hĕd′)
n.
1. A venomous snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) of the eastern and central United States and northern Mexico, having a tan body with reddish-brown crossbands.
2. Copperhead A Northerner who sympathized with the South during the Civil War.
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copperhead

(ˈkɒpəˌhɛd)
n
1. (Animals) a venomous reddish-brown snake, Agkistrodon contortrix, of the eastern US: family Crotalidae (pit vipers)
2. (Animals) a venomous reddish-brown Australian elapid snake, Denisonia superba
3. (Historical Terms) informal US a Yankee supporter of the South during the Civil War
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cop•per•head

(ˈkɒp ərˌhɛd)

n.
1. a North American pit viper, Agkistrodon contortrix, having a copper-colored head.
2. (cap.) a Northerner who supported the South during the Civil War.
[1765–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copperhead - common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United Statescopperhead - common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United States
pit viper - New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
2.copperhead - venomous but sluggish reddish-brown snake of Australia
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
Denisonia, genus Denisonia - copperheads
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Translations

copperhead

[ˈkɒpəhed] Nvíbora f cobriza
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His historical novels ranged in setting from the American Revolution (In the Valley, 1890) to the American Civil War (The Copperhead, 1893, and Marsena and Other Stories, 1894).
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