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Related to cottonmouth: dry mouth
See water moccasin.
[From the white interior of its mouth.]
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(Animals) another name for the water moccasin
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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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|Noun||1.||cottonmouth - 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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