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copperhead


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copperhead  \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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  copperhead 
  n  1:  common  coppery  brown  pit  viper  of  upland  eastern  United 
  States  [syn:  {Agkistrodon  contortrix}] 
  2:  venomous  but  sluggish  reddish-brown  snake  of  Australia  [syn: 
  {Denisonia  superba}] 




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