moccasin: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mok'u-sin, -zun), [key]
— n.
  1. a heelless shoe made entirely of soft leather, as deerskin, with the sole brought up and attached to a piece of-shaped leather on top of the foot, worn originally by the American Indians.
  2. a hard-soled shoe or slipper resembling this, often decorated with beads.
  3. any of several North American snakes of the genus Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon), esp. the cottonmouth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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