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Any of various very large constricting snakes of tropical America. Also †aboma-snake.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Stedman (1744–1797), army officer and author. From Sranan abóma (from Fante aboma kind of large constricting snake), perhaps via French aboma.
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