Definition of python noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpaɪθən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪθɑːn//
Amphibians and reptiles
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a large tropical snake that kills animals for food by winding its long body around them and crushing them See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the Greek sense): via Latin from Greek Puthōn, the name of a huge serpent killed by Apollo. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.
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