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moccasin


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Moccasin  \Moc"ca*sin\,  n.  [An  Indian  word  Algonquin  makisin.] 
  [Sometimes  written  {moccason}.] 
  1.  A  shoe  made  of  deerskin,  or  other  soft  leather,  the  sole 
  and  upper  part  being  one  piece.  It  is  the  customary  shoe 
  worn  by  the  American  Indians. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  poisonous  snake  of  the  Southern  United 
  States.  The  water  moccasin  ({Ancistrodon  piscivorus})  is 
  usually  found  in  or  near  water.  Above,  it  is  olive  brown, 
  barred  with  black;  beneath,  it  is  brownish  yellow,  mottled 
  with  darker.  The  upland  moccasin  is  {Ancistrodon 
  atrofuscus}.  They  resemble  rattlesnakes,  but  are  without 
  rattles. 
 
  {Moccasin  flower}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  lady's  slipper 
  ({Cypripedium  acaule})  found  in  North  America.  The  lower 
  petal  is  two  inches  long,  and  forms  a  rose-colored 
  moccasin-shaped  pouch.  It  grows  in  rich  woods  under 
  coniferous  trees. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  moccasin 
  n  :  a  soft  leather  shoe;  originally  worn  by  native  Americans 
  [syn:  {mocassin},  {moccasins}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Moccasin,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59462 




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