boa constrictor

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of boa constrictor

: 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

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1771

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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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