copperhead

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Etymology[edit]

copper +‎ head

Noun[edit]

copperhead (plural copperheads)

  1. Any of various types of snakes having a copper-colored head.
    1. Agkistrodon contortrix, a venomous pit viper species found in parts of North America.
    2. Austrelaps, or Australian copperhead, a genus of venomous elapids found in southern Australia and Tasmania.
    3. Elaphe radiata, the copperhead rat snake, a non-venomous species found in southern Asia.
    4. Deinagkistrodon acutus, the Chinese copperhead, a venomous pit viper species found in Southeast Asia
  2. (pejorative) Someone with ginger hair.