American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See water moccasin.
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.
- n. medicine, uncountable 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States
- cotton + mouth (Wiktionary)
- From the white interior of its mouth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
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