from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A soft leather slipper traditionally worn by certain Native American peoples.
- n. Footwear resembling such a slipper.
- n. A water moccasin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of shoe with low heels, with the top sides stitched upwards.
- n. A Native North American shoe made of deerskin.
- n. A light beige colour, like that of a moccasin.
- n. Any of several North American snakes of the genus Agkistrodon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shoe made of deerskin, or other soft leather, the sole and upper part being one piece. It is the customary shoe worn by the American Indians.
- n. A poisonous snake of the Southern United States. The water moccasin (Ancistrodon piscivorus syn. Agkistrodon piscivorus, also called cottonmouth and cottonmouth water moccasin) is usually found in or near water. Above, it is olive brown, barred with black; beneath, it is brownish yellow, mottled with darker. The upland moccasin is Ancistrodon atrofuscus. They resemble rattlesnakes, but are without rattles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shoe or cover for the feet, made of deerskin or other soft leather, without a stiff sole, and usually ornamented on the upper side: the shoe customarily worn by the American Indians.
- n. A venomous serpent of the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. soft leather shoe; originally worn by Native Americans
Of Virginia Algonquian origin; akin to Powhatan mäkäsĭn, shoe, and Ojibwa makisin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Powhatan mockasins, mawhcasuns (plural). (Wiktionary)