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[From the white interior of its mouth.]


(Animals) another name for the water moccasin


(ˈkɒt nˌmaʊθ)

n., pl. -mouths (-ˌmaʊθs, -ˌmaʊðz)
a pit viper, Agkistrodon piscivorus, of southeastern U.S. swamps.
Also called water moccasin.
[1825–35, Amer.; so called from the whiteness of its lips and mouth]
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Noun1.cottonmouth - venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United Statescottonmouth - venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States
pit viper - New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
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This seamless yet complex narrative employs incidents from Earl's youth, including the seminal event of Earl being bitten by a poisonous cottonmouth snake.
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Soon there were three officers and several construction workers present, all sharing the opinion it was a deadly venomous cottonmouth, also known as a water moccasin--and all expressing common desire not to mess around with that snake
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I brought a cottonmouth out of the water on my finger: he said.
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