from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See water moccasin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An oral dryness often associated with certain medicines and recreational drugs.
- n. A snake, Agkistrodon piscivorus, the water moccasin.
- n. A snake, Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen, the northern copperhead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. venomous semiaquatic snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus) of swamps in southern U.S.; -- called also water moccasin, cottonmouth moccasin, and cottonmouth water moccasin. It grows to a length of about 4 feet. The name refers to the whiteness of the lips and inside of the mouth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A venomous serpent of the southern United States, a species of moccasin or Trigonocephalus: so called from a white streak along the lips.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States
Since I like trivia (and snakes), I learned how to tell a water snake from a poisonous water moccasin (also known as a cottonmouth).
Wells said the snake looked like a cottonmouth, which is poisonous.
Wells says the snake looked like a cottonmouth, which is poisonous.
A Special Forces trainee found dead this summer during a land navigation exercise in North Carolina was bitten by a poisonous water moccasin, also known as a cottonmouth, according to the Army.
Spittle had by now coagulated at the corners of his mouth, and would stay gathered there in elastic foam for the rest of the day, like a cottonmouth snake.
They should never poke a cottonmouth lol or a RAM.
It's buggy, hot and full of cottonmouth snakes, wild hogs and alligators.
It was a cottonmouth water moccasin which is one of the top five “Most Poisonous” snakes in Florida.
The absolute tell-tale would be if you could see a solid white mouth, or if the eye pupil is round (not a cottonmouth) or elliptical (cottonmouth).
Ha, i think that is karma for the cottonmouth i saw this weekend at my friends dock eating a baby catfish.