boa constrictor

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boa constrictor (plural boa constrictors)

  1. A large tropical American snake, Boa constrictor, that kills its prey by squeezing them

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The boa constrictor is the only extant animal whose English common name is the same as its scientific (taxonomic) name. Tyrannosaurus rex, an extinct species, also shares this phenomenon.