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Dictionary Definition

moccasin n : soft leather shoe; originally worn by native Americans [syn: mocassin, moccasins]

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English

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmɑ.kə.ˌsɪn/
  • Schoolbook Phonetics: (mŏʹku̇sĭnʺ)
  • Last Resort Phonetics: MOCK-uh-SIN

Adjective

  1. (colour) Af a light beige colour, like that of a mocassin.

Noun

  1. A kind of shoe with low heels, with the top sides stitched upwards.
  2. A Native North American shoe made of deerskin.
  3. (colour) A light beige colour, like that of a mocassin.
    moccasin colour:   

Translations

shoe
colour

See also

Extensive Definition

Moccasin may refer to:
Footwear:
Plants:
  • The lady's slipper orchid, which is called the moccasin flower in the United States.
Snakes:
  • Any member of the genus Agkistrodon, a group venomous pitvipers found in North and Central America.
  • Heterodon platirhinos, a non-venomous colubrid found in the United States.
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