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2 definitions found
 for Crotalus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crotalus \Crot"a*lus\ (-l?s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ???? rattle.]
     (Zool.)
     A genus of poisonous serpents, including the rattlesnakes.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Crotalus
      n 1: large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing
           prey [syn: Crotalus, genus Crotalus]

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