cottonmouth cottonmouth  /ˈkɑ tən ˌmaʊθ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) venomous semiaquatic snake of swamps in southern United States

Usage(s):

  1. Fortnight ago three-year-old Donald Richardson left Kansas City General Hospital after being cured of Purpura hemorrhagica (capillary bleeding) by injections of cottonmouth venom.
  2. Others were massasauga and pigmy rattler (Sistrurus family), copperhead and cottonmouth moccasin (Agkistrodon family), coral and harlequin (Micrurus family).

News

  • Metro East tenants plagued by snakes, some fear they are venomous

    (KMOV.com) -- Imagine walking out your door to see a large snake curled up on your front porch. It happened to an East St. Louis woman who says it’s a growing problem at her apartment complex. Jill Hoskins told News 4 she believes the snake she saw Tuesday was poisonous and that children there are at risk. Hoskins said the snake was a Cottonmouth, and whilee that would be unusual because ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KMOV St. Louis

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