[mok-uh-sin, -zuh n] /ˈmɒk ə sɪn, -zən/
a heelless shoe made entirely of soft leather, as deerskin, with the sole brought up and attached to a piece of u -shaped leather on top of the foot, worn originally by the American Indians.
a hard-soled shoe or slipper resembling this, often decorated with beads.
any of several North American snakes of the genus Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon), especially the cottonmouth.
a shoe of soft leather, esp deerskin, worn by North American Indians
any soft shoe resembling this
(NZ) a sheepshearer’s footgear, usually made of sacking
short for water moccasin
“North American Indian shoe” (made of deerskin or soft leather), 1610s, from an Algonquian language of Virginia, probably Powhatan makasin “shoe,” from Central Atlantic Coast Algonquian *mockasin, similar to Southern New England Algonquian *makkusin, Munsee Delaware mahkusin, Ojibwa makizin. The venomous snake of southern U.S. (1784) is perhaps a different word, but Bright regards them as identical.
noun 1. the lady’s-slipper. 2. a cypripedium, Cypripedium acaule, of the U.S. noun 1. any of several North American orchids of the genus Cypripedium with a pink solitary flower See also lady’s-slipper, cypripedium (sense 1)
- Moccasin telegraph
noun 1. (Canadian, informal) the transmission of rumour or secret information; the grapevine
/ˈmɒkɪz/ plural noun 1. (Austral, informal) moccasin shoes or slippers
[moh-kuh] /ˈmoʊ kə/ noun 1. (initial capital letter). Also, Mukha. a seaport in the Republic of Yemen on the Red Sea. 2. a choice variety of coffee, originally grown in Arabia. 3. a flavoring obtained from a coffee infusion or a combined infusion of chocolate and coffee. 4. a brownish chocolate color. 5. a glove […]