boa constrictor

英 [ˈbəʊə kənstrɪktə(r)] 美 [ˈboʊə kənstrɪktər]
boa constrictor
n.  巨蚺(南美蟒,捕食时把猎物缢死)

  1. 王蛇,大蟒蛇(主要产于美洲中南部和西印度群岛)
    A boa constrictor is a large snake that kills animals by wrapping itself round their bodies and squeezing them to death. Boa constrictors are found mainly in South and Central America and the West Indies.


    1. 巨蚺(南美蟒,捕食时把猎物缢死)
      a large S American snake that kills animals for food by winding its long body around them and crushing them


      1. very large boa of tropical America and West Indies

          Synonym:    Constrictor constrictor

        1. The boa constrictor, when he has had an adequate meal, goes to sleep, and does not wake until he needs another meal.
        2. This gigantic boa constrictor-like snake lived 60 million years ago in what is now northern Colombia.
        3. Harry sat up and gasped; the glass front of the boa constrictor's tank had vanished.
        4. It is hard to take up drawing again at my age, when I have never made any pictures except those of the boa constrictor from the outside and the boa constrictor from the inside, since I was six.
        5. While visiting in celebration of Dudley's eleventh birthday, Harry discovered here that he could talk to the boa constrictor.
        6. I do not want an elephant inside a boa constrictor.
        7. No, no, no! I do not want an elephant inside a boa constrictor.
        8. She started my reptile education at the boa constrictor cage.
        9. A10ft boa constrictor has been captured after popping up in the loos of a posh block of flats in Manchester.
        10. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant.
        11. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal.