Definition of mussurana in US English:

mussurana

noun

  • A large black colubrid snake of tropical America, Clelia clelia, which feeds on other snakes, being immune to their venom.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919). From Portuguese muçurana from Tupi moçu'rana mussurana from moçu kind of eel-like fish + rana resembling.

Pronunciation

mussurana

/mʊsəˈrɑːnə/