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Anaconda (city, United States)

Anaconda (ănəkŏn´də), city (1990 pop. 10,278), 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

anaconda Large, constricting boa of South America, the longest (up to 9m/30ft) and heaviest (up to 500kg/1100lb) snake in the world. Anacondas are mainly aquatic. They feed on birds and small mammals. Females give birth to up to 75 live young. Species Eunectes murinus. See also python

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an·a·con·da / ˌanəˈkändə/ • n. a large semiaquatic snake (genus Eunectes) of the boa family, native to tropical South America.

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anaconda large S. American boa. XVIII. unexpl. alt. of anacandaia (XVII) for Sinh. henakandayā whipsnake, f. hena lightning + kanda stem.

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anaconda (Eunectes murinus) See BOIDAE.

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anaconda (in zoology)

anaconda: see boa.

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anacondadodder, fodder, plodder, prodder •Isolde, solder •absconder, anaconda, Fonda, Golconda, Honda, nonda, ponder, responder, squander, Wanda, wander, yonder •hot-rodder •awarder, boarder, border, defrauder, hoarder, Korda, marauder, order, recorder, sordor, warder •alder, Balder, Calder •launder, maunder •sailboarder • skateboarder •keyboarder • snowboarder •camcorder • video recorder •chowder, Gouda, howdah, Lauda, powder •bounder, compounder, expounder, flounder, founder, grounder, impounder, pounder, propounder, rounder, sounder •gunpowder •Clodagh, coda, coder, exploder, loader, Oder, odour (US odor), pagoda, Rhoda, Sargodha, Schroder, soda, vocoder •beholder, boulder, folder, holder, moulder (US molder), polder, scolder, shoulder, smoulder (US smolder), upholder, withholder •cardholder • shareholder •stakeholder •freeholder, keyholder •leaseholder • copyholder •policyholder • stockholder •smallholder, stallholder •householder • freeloader •avoider, embroider •joinder • Schadenfreude

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Anaconda ★★½ 1996 (PG-13)

Snakes—lots and lots of snakes. Teeny baby snakes, little snakes, medium-sized snakes, large snakes, and one gigantic 40-foot long snake that likes to swallow people and then vomit them up again (the better to have room to swallow somebody else). Oh yeah, the minimal plot concerns a documentary film crew traveling the Amazon River looking for a legendary Indian tribe. They not only have to contend with the snakes but with crazy, snake-obsessed guide Paul Sarone (Voight). The actors react appropriately to becoming snake food. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer, Jonathan Hyde, Vincent Castellanos, Danny Trejo; D: Luis Llosa; W: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr., Hans Bauer; C: Bill Butler; M: Randy Edelman.

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