mussurana

noun
mus·​su·​ra·​na | \ ˌmu̇səˈränə \
plural -s

Definition of mussurana

: a large harmless colubrid snake (Cloelia cloelia synonym Pseudoboa cloelia) of the West Indies and tropical America which constricts and swallows poisonous snakes

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History and Etymology for mussurana

Portuguese muçurana from Tupi, literally, cord

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“Mussurana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mussurana. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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