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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A non-venomous snake of the family ColubridÅ“ and genus Heterodon, notable for the noise it makes by the depression of its anterior parts and the expulsion of air. The best-known species is H. platyrrhinus of the eastern United States, which is also called buckwheat-nose snake, spreadingadder, etc.

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