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
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