Definition of boa constrictor in English:

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boa constrictor

Pronunciation: /ˈbōə kənˌstriktər/

noun

A large and typically boldly marked snake that kills by coiling around its prey and asphyxiating it, native to tropical America.
  • Boa constrictor, family Boidae.
Example sentences
  • One of the biggest is the boa constrictor, the legendary non-venomous strangler found throughout much of Central and South America.
  • Only last week a boa constrictor and rat snake were found on a golf course near Accrington.
  • The boa constrictor is a non-poisonous tropical snake belonging to a specialized group of reptiles - the first vertebrate class completely independent of water.

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Syllabification: bo·a con·stric·tor

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