Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of venomous serpents, with hooked fangs, belonging to the family Crotalidæ of the suborder Solenoglypha: by some authors placed under Trigonocephalus. The genus contains the well-known copperhead of North America, Ancistrodon contortriæ, and the water-moccasin, A. piscivorus. See cut under
copperhead. Also written Ankistrodon.
- n. copperheads.
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