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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bo′a constric`tor(n.)

  1. a snake, Constrictor constrictor, of tropical America, noted for its large size and its ability to suffocate a prey by coiling around it.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

Origin of boa constrictor:

1800–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boa constrictor, Constrictor constrictor(noun)

    very large boa of tropical America and West Indies

Wiktionary

  1. boa constrictor(Noun)

    A large tropical American snake, Boa constrictor, that kills its prey by squeezing them

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boa constrictor

    a large and powerful serpent of tropical America, sometimes twenty or thirty feet long. See Illustration in Appendix

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