copperhead


copperhead
copperhead [käp′ər hed΄ ]
n.
1. a poisonous North American pit viper (Agkistrodon contortrix) with a copper-colored head and dark-brown cross bands
2. [C-] [Old Informal] Informal former a Northerner who sympathized with the South at the time of the Civil War: so called in the North

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