HyperDic: rattlesnake

English > 1 sense of the word rattlesnake:
NOUNanimalrattlesnake, rattlerpit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
rattlesnake > pronunciation
Soundsrae'tahlsney.k
Rhymesache ... wake / Wake: 58 rhymes with eyk...
English > rattlesnake: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningpit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken.
Synonymrattler
Member ofCrotalidae, family Crotalidae(New World vipers) pit vipers
PartsrattleLoosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail
NarrowerMojave rattlesnake, Crotalus scutulatusExtremely dangerous
Western diamondback, Western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atroxlargest and most dangerous North American snake
diamondback, diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteuslarge deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markings
ground rattler, massasauga, Sistrurus miliarissmall pygmy rattlesnake
massasauga, massasauga rattler, Sistrurus catenatuspygmy rattlesnake found in moist areas from the Great Lakes to Mexico
prairie rattlesnake, prairie rattler, Western rattlesnake, Crotalus viridiswidely distributed between the Mississippi and the Rockies
rock rattlesnake, Crotalus lepidusmountain rock dweller of Mexico and most southern parts of United States southwest
sidewinder, horned rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastessmall pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States
speckled rattlesnake, Crotalus mitchelliimarkings vary but usually harmonize with background
tiger rattlesnake, Crotalus tigrisHaving irregularly cross-banded back
timber rattlesnake, banded rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus horriduswidely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States
Broaderpit viperNew World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
Spanishcascabel, crótalo, serpiente de cascabel
Catalanserp de cascavell

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