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Meaning of COPPERHEAD

Pronunciation:  'kâpur`hed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  venomous but sluggish reddish-brown snake of Australia
  2. [n]  common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United States
 

COPPERHEAD is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Agkistrodon contortrix, Denisonia superba
 
 See Also: Agkistrodon, Ancistrodon, Denisonia, elapid, elapid snake, genus Agkistrodon, genus Ancistrodon, genus Denisonia, pit viper

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cop"per*head`\, n. [From its color.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A poisonous American serpent ({Ancistrodon
   conotortrix}), closely allied to the rattlesnake, but
   without rattles; -- called also {copper-belly}, and {red
   viper}.

2. A nickname applied to a person in the Northern States who
   sympathized with the South during the Civil War. [U.S.]

 

 

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