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Meaning of python

py•thon

Pronunciation: (pī'thon, -thun), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several Old World boa constrictors of the subfamily Pythoninae, often growing to a length of more than 20 ft. (6 m): the Indian python, Python molurus, is endangered.

py•thon

Pronunciation: (pī'thon, -thun), [key]
— n.
  1. a spirit or demon.
  2. a person who is possessed by a spirit and prophesies by its aid.

Py•thon

Pronunciation: (pī'thon, -thun), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a large dragon who guarded the chasm at Delphi from which prophetic vapors emerged. He was finally killed by Apollo, who established his oracle on the site.
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