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[From the white interior of its mouth.]
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(Animals) another name for the water moccasin
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(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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The company says the vaccine does not protect against venom from the water moccasin (Cottonmouth), the Mojavc rattlesnake, or the coral snake.
Caption: Copperheads are dangerous but less so than the Cottonmouth. Photo: Wikimedia
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The most common venomous snakes are all vipers, including various rattle-snakes, copperheads and cottonmouths Unless hunting around water, you're not likely to encounter a cottonmouth (aka "water moccasin").
This series, Luke Cage no longer has to live in the shadows of Harlem after he vanquished hoodlum Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and menacing arms dealer Diamondback (Erik LaRay Harvey), allowing him to fan the flames of romance with nurse Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson).
Coker was especially happy with the parallels that could be made to the pilot with the scene when Mahershala Ali's Cottonmouth was overlooking Harlem's Paradise.
He not only needed someone charismatic enough to follow the performance of season one villain Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali), he also required an actor who wouldn't be drowned out by Alfre Woodard's stellar performance in season two as Black Mariah, who goes to war against Bushmaster for the soul of Harlem's criminal underworld.
Cage (Mike Colter) is once again engrossed in a battle of morals and fists with his arch nemesis Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard), who, after killing her brother Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes (Mahershala Ali), is now ruling the roost at Harlem alongside her partner in crime Shades (Theo Rossi).
This vaccine does not provide much protection against venom from Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth), Mojave rattlesnake or Coral snake, however, since their venom is different.
This seamless yet complex narrative employs incidents from Earl's youth, including the seminal event of Earl being bitten by a poisonous cottonmouth snake.