Massasauga meaning

măs'ə-sô'gə
A small, variably colored rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) of North America, often found in moist areas.
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A small, gray or brownish rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) found in swampy regions in the E and S U.S.
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A small, variably colored rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) of North America, often found in moist areas.
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The rattlesnake Crotalus catenatus or Sistrurus catenatus in the family Viperidae. It is found in three subspecies.
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Origin of massasauga

  • After the Mississagi , a river of southeast Ontario, Canada
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ojibwe massasauga (“great river mouth").
    From Wiktionary