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Noun: massasauga  ,ma-su'so-gu
  1. Small pygmy rattlesnake
    - ground rattler, Sistrurus miliaris
  2. Pygmy rattlesnake found in moist areas from the Great Lakes to Mexico; feeds on mice and small amphibians
    - massasauga rattler, Sistrurus catenatus

Derived forms: massasaugas

Type of: rattler [N. Amer], rattlesnake

Part of: genus Sistrurus, Sistrurus

Encyclopedia: Massasauga