Definition of cottonmouth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒtnmaʊθ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːtnmaʊθ//
(also cottonmouth moccasin
BrE BrE//ˌkɒtnmaʊθ ˈmɒkəsɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːtnmaʊθ ˈmɑːkəsɪn//
, water moccasin
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːtə mɑːkəsɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːtər mɑːkəsɪn//
, NAmE//ˈwɑːtər mɑːkəsɪn//
Amphibians and reptiles
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a poisonous snake which lives near water in the US See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cottonmouth