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bo'a constric"tor

1. a snake, Constrictor (Boa) constrictor, of tropical America, noted for its large size and its ability to suffocate a prey by coiling around it.
2. any large snake of the boa family, as the python or anaconda.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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