A large, non-venomous snake found in South America, known for its ability to constrict its prey.
Mid-18th century, from spanish anaconda, from a tupi (south american indigenous) word, possibly from nakon da.
- The anaconda is one of the largest snakes in the world.
- Anacondas are found in the rainforests of South America.
- Anacondas kill their prey by constriction.
- The anaconda's diet mainly consists of mammals and birds.
- The anaconda is a solitary animal and is not often seen in the wild.