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Py·thon 1(pī′thŏn′, -thən)
1. Greek Mythology A dragon or serpent that was the tutelary demon of the oracular cult at Delphi until killed and expropriated by Apollo.
a. A soothsaying spirit or demon.
b. A person possessed by such a spirit.
A trademark for a widely used scripting language designed for producing dynamic webpages.
Any of various nonvenomous snakes of the family Pythonidae, found chiefly in Asia, Africa, and Australia, that coil around and asphyxiate their prey. Some pythons can attain lengths of 8 meters (26 feet) or more.
[Probably French, from Latin Pȳthōn, mythical serpent killed by Apollo near Delphi; see Python1.]
(Animals) any large nonvenomous snake of the family Pythonidae of Africa, S Asia, and Australia, such as Python reticulatus (reticulated python). They can reach a length of more than 20 feet and kill their prey by constriction
[C16: New Latin, after Python]
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a dragon, killed by Apollo at Delphi
py•thon(ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən)
any of several Old World constrictors of the subfamily Pythoninae (family Boidae), often growing to a length of more than 20 ft. (6 m).
[1830–40; < New Latin; Latin Pȳthōn a serpent killed by Apollo at the site of the Delphic oracle < Greek Pȳthṓn (see Pythian)]
Any of various very large and colorful snakes of Africa, Asia, and Australia. Pythons are not poisonous, but coil around and suffocate their prey, which can be as large as wild deer.
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|Noun||1.||python - large Old World boas |
boa - any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
Pythoninae, subfamily Pythoninae - Old World boas: pythons; in some classifications considered a separate family from Boidae
carpet snake, Morelia spilotes variegatus, Python variegatus - Australian python with a variegated pattern on its back
Python reticulatus, reticulated python - of southeast Asia and East Indies; the largest snake in the world
amethystine python - a python having the color of amethyst
|2.||python - a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit|
|3.||Python - (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
python[ˈpaɪθən] N → pitón f
a type of large non-poisonous snake that twists around its prey and crushes it. luislang أَصَلَه: ثُعْبان كبير يَقْتُل الضَّحِيَّة بالإلْتِفاف عليها питон jiboia krajta die Python pyton; kvælerslange πύθωναςpitón püüton مار پیتون pyton pythonפיתון अजगर óriáskígyó, piton ular pÿtonslanga pitone うわばみ 비단뱀 pitonas pitons ular sawa python kveler-/pytonslange pyton هندى مار jibóia piton питон krajta piton piton pytonorm งูขนาดใหญ่ piton 巨蟒 пітон اژدہا con trăn 大蟒（尤指蚺蛇属的）