/ ˈpīˌ[unvoicedth]än; ˈpī[unvoicedth]ən/
a large heavy-bodied nonvenomous snake (genera Python, Morelia, and Aspidites, family Pythonidae) occurring throughout the Old World tropics, killing prey by constriction and asphyxiation.
/ pīˈ[unvoicedth]änik/ adj.
More than 20 species of non-poisonous snakes of the boa
family (Boidae), found in tropical regions. Like boas, pythons kill their prey (birds and mammals) by squeezing them in their coils. Unlike boas, pythons lay eggs. The reticulated python (Python reticulatus) of se Asia
vies with the anaconda as the world's largest snake, reaching up to about 9m (30ft). Subfamily Pythoninae.
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the name of this snake comes from Greek Puthōn
, a huge serpent killed by Apollo near Delphi
; in some legends, it was the original guardian of the oracle there.
A scripting language
incorporating features from C, Modula 3, and Icon.
(Gr. myth.) huge serpent slain by Apollo near Delphi XVI; (zool.) genus of large snakes XIX. — L. Pȳthōn
— Gr. Pū́thōn