Definition of boa constrictor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

boa constrictor

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbəʊə kənstrɪktə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊə kənstrɪktər//
 
(also boa) Amphibians and reptiles
 
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a large S American snake that kills animals for food by winding its long body around them and crushing them See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: boa constrictor