boa constrictor


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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
References in classic literature ?
One day he encountered an ambitious statesman, and gravely inquired after the welfare of his boa constrictor; for of that species, Roderick affirmed, this gentleman's serpent must needs be, since its appetite was enormous enough to devour the whole country and constitution.
A MALE boa constrictor is on the loose - and its owner warns he "is not friendly".
You might not want to be faced with a vicious Boa Constrictor that is roaming free.
Staffordshire families are being told to keep an eye out for the 6ft boa constrictor.
A SIX foot long boa constrictor discovered in Sutton Park was among 607 calls about exotic animals received by the RSPCA in the West Midlands last year.
Just a few months earlier in September 2018, a couple had the fright of their lives when a 7ft boa constrictor fell out of their attic.
A SHOCKED dad found his one-year-old daughter playing just a few yards away from a seven-foot boa constrictor in the family's garden.
A FORKLIFT truck driver and his wife found themselves 'wrestling' with a massive 10-foot Boa Constrictor after it was abandoned near a primary school.
ACOUPLE have been banned from keeping snakes for life after starving a boa constrictor to death.
The boa constrictor was dumped at the Neston View property on the evening of Tuesday, February 27, shortly after 6.30pm.