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

Word History


Portuguese muçurana from Tupi, literally, cord

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“Mussurana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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