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3 definitions found
 for water moccasin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water moccasin \Wa"ter moc"ca*sin\ (Zool.)
     A venomous North American snake ({Ancistrodon piscivorus)
     allied to the rattlesnake but destitute of a rattle. It lives
     in or about pools and ponds, and feeds largely of fishes.
     Called also water snake, water adder, water viper.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cottonmouth \cottonmouth\ 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.
  
     Syn: water moccasin, cottonmouth moccasin, Agkistrodon
          piscivorus.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  water moccasin
      n 1: venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United
           States [syn: water moccasin, cottonmouth, cottonmouth
           moccasin, Agkistrodon piscivorus]
      2: any of numerous North American water snakes inhabiting fresh
         waters

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