Massasauga Definition

măsə-sôgə
noun
A small, gray or brownish rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) found in swampy regions in the E and S U.S.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • Sistrurus miliaris
  • ground rattler
  • Sistrurus catenatus
  • massasauga rattler
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Other Word Forms of Massasauga

Noun

Singular:
massasauga
Plural:
massasaugas

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

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