Pronunciation: (kot'n-mouth"), [key]
—pl. -mouthsPronunciation: (-mouths", -mou&thslash;z"). [key]
a venomous snake, Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon) piscivorus, of swamps in southeastern U.S., that grows to about 4 ft. (1.2 m). Also called water moccasin.
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