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[kot-n-mouth] /ˈkɒt nˌmaʊθ/

noun, plural cottonmouths
[kot-n-mouths, -mouth z] /ˈkɒt nˌmaʊθs, -ˌmaʊðz/ (Show IPA)
a venomous snake, Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon) piscivorus, of swamps in southeastern U.S., that grows to about 4 feet (1.2 meters).
another name for the water moccasin


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