boa constrictor


noun

a snake, Constrictor (Boa) constrictor, of tropical America, noted for its large size and its ability to suffocate a prey by coiling around it.
any large snake of the boa family, as the python or anaconda.

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Origin of boa constrictor

First recorded in 1800–10

Words nearby boa constrictor

b.o., boa, boab, Boabdil, BOAC, boa constrictor, Boadicea, boak, Boanerges, boar, board
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British Dictionary definitions for boa constrictor

boa constrictor

noun

a very large snake, Constrictor constrictor, of tropical America and the Caribbean, that kills its prey by constriction: family Boidae (boas)
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