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When Nicki Minaj released her “Anaconda” music video, the blatant booty was meant to spark a conversation.Jennifer Lopez’s Objectifying ‘Booty’ Video Makes It Official: We’ve Reached Booty Exhaustion|Kevin Fallon|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the more cartoonish way that Minaj is celebrating her ass in the “Anaconda” video may not be wise.Nicki Minaj’s Ass-tastic ‘Anaconda’ Video and the Curse of the Butt Career|Kevin Fallon|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Minaj dropped her newest single Anaconda on Monday, a Sir Mix-A-Lot sampling ode to her own assets.Beyoncé’s ‘Flawless’ Lyrics Tease Her Elevator Drama with Jay Z|Amy Zimmerman|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is like telling a man wrestling four alligators not to ignore that 30-foot anaconda that just slipped into the pond.
Some in the press tried to cover Anaconda, but America seemed to pay little attention.
In the country near Rio there are great snakes called the anaconda, a sort of boa-constrictor on a large scale.Sketches From My Life|Hobart Pasha
The anaconda is very aquatic, and is usually found submerged close to the banks of the river, on the lookout for its prey.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life|Ernest Ingersoll
He parted his thick mustaches and opened his enormous jaws like an anaconda.McTeague|Frank Norris
The Anaconda mine in Butte is the largest producer of silver in the country.The A B C of Mining|Charles A. Bramble
"An anaconda will have nothing on you when we get through filling you up," promised Billy.Army Boys on the Firing Line|Homer Randall
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Word Origin for anaconda
Word Origin and History for anaconda
1768, a name first used in English to name a Ceylonese python, it was applied erroneously to a large South American boa, called in Brazil sucuriuba. The word is of uncertain origin, and no snake name like it now is found in Sinhalese or Tamil. One suggestion is that it is a Latinization of Sinhalese henacandaya "whip snake," literally "lightning-stem" [Barnhart]. Another suggestion is that it represents Tamil anaikkonda "having killed an elephant" [OED].