Definition of rock python in US English:

rock python


  • A large dark-skinned constricting snake with paler markings and a distinctive pale mark on the crown.

    Genera Python and Morelia, family Pythonidae: several species, including P. sebae of Africa, P. molurus of Asia, and M. amethistina of Australia

    • ‘The African rock python, Africa's largest snake, has been chosen by the Zoo as its Flagship Species for several reasons.’
    • ‘Some African cultures worshipped rock pythons and considered the killing of one to be a serious crime.’