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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

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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