Definition of Copperhead

1. Noun. Common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United States.

Exact synonyms: Agkistrodon Contortrix
Generic synonyms: Pit Viper
Group relationships: Agkistrodon, Ancistrodon, Genus Agkistrodon, Genus Ancistrodon



2. Noun. Venomous but sluggish reddish-brown snake of Australia.
Exact synonyms: Denisonia Superba
Generic synonyms: Elapid, Elapid Snake
Group relationships: Denisonia, Genus Denisonia

Definition of Copperhead

1. n. A poisonous American serpent (Ancistrodon conotortrix), closely allied to the rattlesnake, but without rattles; -- called also copper-belly, and red viper.

Definition of Copperhead

1. Noun. One of two species of snakes, with a copper-colored head. ¹

2. Noun. (pejorative) Someone with ginger hair. ¹

3. Noun. (politics) A northerner who sympathized with the South or wanted to end hostilities during the American Civil War. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Copperhead

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Medical Definition of Copperhead

1. A poisonous snake of the genus Denisonia in Australia and Agkistrodon in the U.S. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Copperhead

copper sulfide
copper sulphate
copper uranite
copperah
copperahs
copperas
copperases
copperbar
copperbars
copperbottomed
coppered
copperfasten
copperfastened
copperfastening
copperfastens
copperhead (current term)
copperheadism
copperheads
coppering
copperish
copperleaf
copperless
copperplate
copperplated
copperplates
copperplating
coppers
coppersmith
coppersmithies
coppersmithing

Literary usage of Copperhead

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1. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1899)
"This legislature likewise fell out with its Republican governor.1 The term " copperhead," which originated in the autumn of 1862, is now used freely. ..."

2. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"THE copperhead (1864) THERE is peace in the swamp where the copperhead sleeps, Where the waters are stagnant, the white vapor creeps, Where the musk of ..."

3. Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative and Satirical, of the Civil War by Richard Grant White (1866)
"SONG OF THE copperhead. THERE was glorious news, for our arms were victorious — 'T was sometime ago — and 't was somewhere out West; ..."

4. The Great Conspiracy by John Alexander Logan (1886)
"LINCOLN'S RE- NOMINATION—ENDORSED, AT ALL POINTS, BY HIS PARTY—HIS FAITH IN THE PEOPLE—HORATIO SEYMOUR'S copperhead DECLARATIONS—THE NATIONAL DEMOCRACY ..."

5. Recollections of Life in Ohio: From 1813-1840 by William Cooper Howells (1895)
"Absence of Game—Wild Fruits—Cultivated Fruits—Supply of Snakes—copperhead Bites—Exciting Adventure—Remedies of copperhead Poison—Planting an Orchard—Tobacco ..."

6. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1906)
"copperhead, ANCISTRODON CONTORTRIX on ichthyology. It is often important to ascertain the number of vertebrae in fishes for purposes of classification, ..."

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