rattlesnake has definitions from the field of zoology
[ noun ] (zoology) pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken



Used in print

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Laurence_M_._Klauber put length at maturity at two thirds the ultimate length for some rattlesnakes , and Charles_C_._Carpenter 's data on Michigan garter and ribbon_snakes ( Thamnophis ) show that the smallest gravid females are more_than half as long as the biggest adults .

Klauber investigated the rattlesnakes carefully himself and also summarized what others have found .