Part of speech: noun

A venomous North - American snake.

Part of speech: noun

U. S. Hist. A Northern sympathizer with the Southern secessionists; in the Civil War ( 1861 - 1865).

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Usage examples "copperhead":

  1. General Tuttle ran for governor on the Copperhead ticket in Iowa last year. - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
  2. A copperhead snake was killed here about the same date; caterpillars did not seem to retire, as they usually do, but came forth every warm day. - "A Year in the Fields", John Burroughs.
  3. But a more plausible explanation associates the peace advocates with the deadly copperhead snake. - "Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Nathaniel W. Stephenson.