Py"thon (?), n. [NL., fr. L. Python the serpent slain near Delphi by Apollo, Gr. .]
Any species of very large snakes of the genus Python, and allied genera, of the family Pythonidae. They are nearly allied to the boas. Called also rock snake.
⇒ The pythons have small pelvic bones, or anal spurs, two rows of subcaudal scales, and pitted labials. They are found in Africa, Asia, and the East Indies.
A diviner by spirits.
"[Manasses] observed omens, and appointed pythons
." 4 Kings xxi. 6 (Douay version)
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