Definition of python
: any of various large constricting snakes; especially : any of the large oviparous snakes (subfamily Pythoninae of the family Boidae) of Africa, Asia, Australia, and adjacent islands that include some of the largest existing snakes
Recent Examples of python from the Web
Call the guys who pull pythons out of the plumbing in Florida.
But how the hybrid python got from Fraser to Westland, about a 50-mile distance, is a mystery.
Available at the brand's two Saint-Topez boutiques (and online), there are dozens of color combinations, models and materials to choose from, like a soft, rust colored suede mule or a python skin, gladiator style sandal.
Joe's father, Steve Daskam, later that night captured his own python, this one measuring about 8 feet.
Some audience members seemed tight-jawed whenever Donald Trump's name came up — and the 45th president was mentioned even more often than that 17-foot python that went missing out in the Valley.
Utility crews found an 8-foot snake, believed to be a python, in Greenville, N.C., in 2015.
Apartment house hallways in the Washington suburbs are not the natural environment for pythons.
Her parents even bought a wall-to-wall terrarium, filling it with three massive snakes: a Burmese python, an anaconda and a boa constrictor.
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Origin and Etymology of python
Latin, monstrous serpent killed by Apollo, from Greek Pythōn, from Pythō Delphi
First Known Use: circa 1825See Words from the same year
PYTHON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of python for English Language Learners
: a very large snake that kills the animals it eats by wrapping itself around them
PYTHON Defined for Kids
Definition of python for Students
: a large nonpoisonous snake of Africa, Asia, and Australia that squeezes and suffocates its prey
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