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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Origin and Etymology of mussurana
Portuguese muçurana from Tupi, literally, cord
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