boa constrictor

noun

Definition of boa constrictor

  1. :  a tropical American boa (Boa constrictor synonym 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

1771

First Known Use of boa constrictor

1771


BOA CONSTRICTOR Defined for English Language Learners

boa constrictor

noun

Definition of boa constrictor for English Language Learners

  • : 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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