cottonmouth


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cot·ton·mouth

 (kŏt′n-mouth′)
[From the white interior of its mouth.]

cottonmouth

(ˈkɒtənˌmaʊθ)
n
(Animals) another name for the water moccasin

cot•ton•mouth

(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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Three species: cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus; 49.
The needlegrass was too tall to see much of her, only sketchy outlines of her back and tail, but some sense warned me and, commanding Jody to "Leave it," I ran forward to discover a very large moccasin coiled and showing its cottonmouth.
Usually, the first signs of dehydration are dizziness, cottonmouth, and disorientation.
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
In just six months, the team discovered 500 surface-level fossil sites--likely just a fraction of the wealth of fossils underneath--that revealed everything from camels to cottonmouth snakes, sparking questions much more complex than whether or not the land should be developed: How did the animals change over time?
The cat, who is not allowed out of doors, nevertheless presented the mistress once with a dead cottonmouth and also, years later, a thirty-pound seagull with thread-hatching of tail feathers like patched sail.
Her poetry has been published in various journals online and in print, such as Cottonmouth, Up The Staircase Literary Review, Numbat, Killpoet, Fragile Arts Quarterly, Alabaster and Mercury, Heroin Love Songs, The Toronto Quarterly, Black Listed Magazine, and The Best Australian Poems 2009 (edited by Robert Adamson).
Sooner or later, a cottonmouth, just a little one, would park itself against a rock as a breakwater, and I'd draw a bead, and that would be that.
Variation in cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma) resting metabolic rates.
Usually the only dangerous beast to be found is the odd Cottonmouth snake slithering through the pine needles to the inky water that guards this monstrous par five from all but the biggest hitters.
5 Southern California earthquake; they've survived swimming unwittingly with cottonmouth snakes in an Arkansas creek.