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Anaconda

, city, United States
Anaconda (ănəkŏnˈdə), city (2020 pop. 9,162), seat of Deer Lodge co., SW Mont.; inc. 1887. Marcus Daly chose this place (1883) for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's processing operations, and in the 1890s tried unsuccessfully to make it Montana's capital. The city's famed high-stacked smelter was closed in 1980 as the copper industry declined. Tourism, spurred by a Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course (1997), is now important.
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anaconda

[‚an·ə′kän·də]
(vertebrate zoology)
Eunectes murinus. The largest living snake, an arboreal-aquatic member of the boa family (Boidae).
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anaconda

South American boa constrictor; longest and deadliest of its kind. [Zoology: NCE, 317]
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anaconda

a very large nonvenomous arboreal and semiaquatic snake, Eunectes murinus, of tropical South America, which kills its prey by constriction: family Boidae (boas)
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