1. [syn: moccasin, mocassin]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
moccasin \moc"ca*sin\, n. [An Indian word. Algonquin makisin.]
[Sometimes written moccason.]
1. A shoe made of deerskin, or other soft leather, the sole
and upper part being one piece. It is the customary shoe
worn by the American Indians.
2. (Zool.) A poisonous snake of the Southern United States.
The water moccasin (Ancistrodon piscivorus syn.
Agkistrodon piscivorus, also called cottonmouth and
cottonmouth water moccasin) is usually found in or near
water. Above, it is olive brown, barred with black;
beneath, it is brownish yellow, mottled with darker. The
upland moccasin is Ancistrodon atrofuscus. They resemble
rattlesnakes, but are without rattles.
Moccasin flower (Bot.), a species of lady's slipper
(Cypripedium acaule) found in North America. The lower
petal is two inches long, and forms a rose-colored
moccasin-shaped pouch. It grows in rich woods under
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: soft leather shoe; originally worn by Native Americans
[syn: moccasin, mocassin]