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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large boa (Boa constrictor) of tropical America that has brown markings and kills its prey by constriction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name popularly applied to any large serpent of the family Boidæ or Pythonidæ: same as boa, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very large boa of tropical America and West Indies

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