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rock python

Syllabification: rock py·thon

Definition of rock python in English:

noun

A large dark-skinned constricting snake with paler markings and a distinctive pale mark on the crown.
  • Genera Python and Morelia, family Pythonidae: several species, including P. sebae of Africa, P. molurus of Asia, and M. amethistina of Australia
Example sentences
  • The African rock python, Africa's largest snake, has been chosen by the Zoo as its Flagship Species for several reasons.
  • Some African cultures worshipped rock pythons and considered the killing of one to be a serious crime.

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