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boa constrictor

noun

Simple Definition of boa constrictor

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boa constrictor

  1. :  a tropical American boa (Boa constrictor syn. Constrictor constrictor) that is light brown barred or mottled with darker brown and reaches a length of 10 feet (3 meters) or more; broadly :  boa 1

1809

First Known Use of boa constrictor

1809

Rhymes with boa constrictor


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