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pythonpy‧thon /ˈpaɪθən $ -θɑːn, -θən/ noun [countable]  HBAa large tropical snake that kills animals for food by winding itself around them and crushing them
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pythonWho wanted to go to the Snake Park in Nairobi and pay two shillings just to see a python?The voices were cut off as suddenly as the squeaks of a mouse were stifled by the lightning grip of his python.Along came a man carrying a large python.I found myself in front of the reticulated python.At first it appeared to be empty, but then, on the dappled ground, I saw a rock python.A tongue or a mouse's tail retracts within the lipless smile of a green tree python.Around the coast and in river valleys there are stretches of tropical jungle with pythons and other snakes.
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