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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: , name of a large snake killed by Apollo, from Greek

python

noun
     
Related topics: Animals
py‧thon [countable]
HBA a large tropical snake that kills animals for food by winding itself around them and crushing them

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