timber rattlesnake

tim·ber rattlesnake 'tim-bər- n a moderate-sized rattlesnake of the genus Crotalus (C. horridus) that is widely distributed through the eastern half of the U.S. and feeds largely on mice and other rodents

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Crotalus horridus, a venomous yellowish-brown snake found from the East Coast of the United States west into Texas.

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  • Timber rattlesnake — may refer to:* Crotalus adamanteus Usually called the eastern diamondback rattlesnake * Crotalus horridus Usually called the timber rattlesnake …   Wikipedia

  • timber rattlesnake — ☆ timber rattlesnake n. a yellowish brown to black rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) with V shaped bands on the back …   English World dictionary

  • timber rattlesnake — noun widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States • Syn: ↑banded rattlesnake, ↑Crotalus horridus horridus • Hypernyms: ↑rattlesnake, ↑rattler • Hyponyms: ↑canebrake rattlesnake, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • timber rattlesnake — a rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus horridus, of the eastern U.S., usually having the body marked with dark crossbands. Also called banded rattlesnake. See illus. under rattlesnake. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • timber rattlesnake — noun Date: 1895 a widely distributed rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) chiefly of the eastern United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • timber rattlesnake — tim′ber rat tlesnake n. ram a rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, of the eastern U.S., usu. having dark crossbands …   From formal English to slang

  • Timber rattler — is a common name that may refer to either of the following species:Wright AH, Wright AA. 1957. Handbook of Snakes. Comstock Publishing Associates. (7th printing, 1985). 1105 pp. ISBN 0 8014 0463 0.] * Crotalus horridus , a.k.a. the timber… …   Wikipedia

  • Rattlesnake Point (Canada) — It is a very popular scouting area.Rattlesnake Point is an eco tourism area located in Milton, Ontario, Canada near the city of Burlington and is owned and operated by Conservation Halton. Spanning roughly one hundred square kilometres across and …   Wikipedia

  • rattlesnake — /rat l snayk /, n. any of several New World pit vipers of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, having a rattle composed of a series of horny, interlocking elements at the end of the tail. [1620 30, Amer.; RATTLE1 + SNAKE] * * * Any of about 30… …   Universalium

  • rattlesnake — A member of the crotalid genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, characterized by possession of cuticular warning rattles at the tip of the tail. * * * rat·tle·snake rat əl .snāk n any of the American pit vipers that have a series of horny interlocking… …   Medical dictionary

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