mussurana

noun mus·su·ra·na \ˌmu̇səˈränə\

Definition of mussurana

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of mussurana

Portuguese muçurana from Tupi, literally, cord


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