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crotalus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crotalus  \Crot"a*lus\  (-l?s),  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ????  rattle.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  poisonous  serpents,  including  the  rattlesnakes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Crotalus 
  n  :  large  rattlesnakes;  seldom  bite  unless  startled  or  pursuing 
  prey  [syn:  {Crotalus},  {genus  Crotalus}] 




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