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boa constrictor

n.
A large boa (Boa constrictor) of tropical America that has dark brown markings on a lighter background and kills its prey by constriction.

boa constrictor

n
(Animals) a very large snake, Constrictor constrictor, of tropical America and the Caribbean, that kills its prey by constriction: family Boidae (boas)

bo′a constric`tor


n.
a snake, Constrictor constrictor, of tropical America, noted for its large size and its ability to suffocate a prey by coiling around it.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.boa constrictor - very large boa of tropical America and West Indiesboa constrictor - very large boa of tropical America and West Indies
boa - any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
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Washington : Floridians keen to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Everglades will have their mettle tested next month as the wildlife service seeks help in eradicating the giant Burmese python.
Summary: The Burmese python measures more than 17 feet and weighs 74.
Monstrous' python found in Florida MIAMI: The largest Burmese python ever found in Florida has been caught in the Everglades, scientists said yesterday, and it contained 87 eggs -- also thought to be a record.
The Burmese python, for instance, is changing the delicate ecosystem of the Florida Everglades.