boa constrictor

boa constrictor
very large boa of tropical America and West Indies (Freq. 6)
Hypernyms: ↑boa

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noun, pl ⋯ -tors [count]
: a large brown snake that crushes the animals it eats by squeezing them with its body and that lives in the tropical regions of Central and South America

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boa constrictor [boa constrictor] [ˈbəʊə kənstrɪktə(r)] [ˈboʊə kənstrɪktər] (also boa) noun
a large S American snake that kills animals for food by winding its long body around them and crushing them
See also:boa

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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