a small, gray or brownish rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) found in swampy regions in the E and S U.S.
Origin of massasauga; from Mississauga, Ojibwa name of river and Indian people in Ontario
A small, variably colored rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) of North America, often found in moist areas.
Origin of massasaugaAfter the Mississagi, a river of southeast Ontario, Canada.
From Ojibwe massasauga (“great river mouth").