noun an·a·con·da \ˌa-nə-ˈkän-də\

: a large South American snake that squeezes its victims to death

Full Definition of ANACONDA

:  a large semiaquatic constricting snake (Eunectes murinus) of the boa family of tropical South America that may reach a length of 30 feet (9.1 meters); broadly :  any of the large constricting snakes

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Origin of ANACONDA

probably modification of Sinhalese henakandayā, a slender green snake
First Known Use: 1768
ANACONDA Defined for Kids


noun an·a·con·da \ˌa-nə-ˈkän-də\

Definition of ANACONDA for Kids

:  a large South American snake that squeezes its prey to death


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