prairie rattlesnake


prairie rattlesnake
a rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis, of the prairies of western North America.
[1810-20, Amer.]

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  • Prairie rattlesnake — is a common name that may be used to refer to the following species: * Crotalus viridis (Rafinesque, 1818) * Sistrurus catenatus (Rafinesque, 1818). Also known as the massasauga …   Wikipedia

  • prairie rattlesnake — noun widely distributed between the Mississippi and the Rockies (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑prairie rattler, ↑Western rattlesnake, ↑Crotalus viridis • Hypernyms: ↑rattlesnake, ↑rattler …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie rattlesnake — Crotalus viridis viridis, a venomous snake found in the prairies and plains of the midwestern United States …   Medical dictionary

  • Prairie — Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie chicken — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie clover — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie dock — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie dog — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie falcon — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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