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Noun: python  'pI,thón [N. Amer], pI-thun [Brit]
  1. A type of large Old World tropical snake that kills its prey by squeezing them
     
  2. A soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit
Noun: Python  'pI,thón [N. Amer], pI-thun [Brit]
  1. (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi

Derived forms: pythons

Type of: boa, disembodied spirit, mythical creature, mythical monster, spirit

Part of: Pythoninae, subfamily Pythoninae

Encyclopedia: Python