Meaning of “anaconda” in the English Dictionary

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"anaconda" in British English

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anacondanoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.əˈkɒn.də/ us /ˌæn.əˈkɑːn.də/


  • "Did you run across any boa constrictors or anacondas?" asked he serenely.
  • "I don't think the anaconda is poisonous at all," said she, lightly.
  • Does anyone feel as keenly interested in any real living cobra or anaconda as in the non-existent great sea-serpent?
  • The anaconda is a native of Brazil and some of the other South American countries.
  • The anaconda, it is said, can live three months on one meal.

(Definition of “anaconda” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)