rattlesnake

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See also: rattle snake

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From rattle +‎ snake.

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A rattlesnake.

rattlesnake (plural rattlesnakes)

  1. Any of various venomous American snakes, of genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, having a rattle at the end of its tail.

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  • rattler (colloquial, especially US)

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