Definition of boa constrictor in English:

boa constrictor

Line breaks: boa con|strict¦or
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊəkənstrɪktə(r)
 
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noun

  • A large snake, typically with bold markings, that kills by coiling around its prey and asphyxiating it, native to tropical America.
    • Boa constrictor, family Boidae
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    • 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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