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rattlesnakenoun [C]

uk   /ˈræt.l̩.sneɪk/  us   /ˈræt̬-/ (informal rattler )
a ​poisonoussnakefound in ​southernparts of the US that, when ​annoyed, ​produces a ​loudnoise by ​shakingitstail
(Definition of rattlesnake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rattlesnake" in American English

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rattlesnakenoun [C]

 us   /ˈræt̬·əlˌsneɪk/ (also rattler,  /ˈræt·lər/ )
a ​poisonoussnake of the ​southwestern US and Mexico that ​produces a ​noise by ​shakingitstail
(Definition of rattlesnake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rattlesnake”
in Chinese (Simplified) 响尾蛇…
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