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NOUN (3)

1. large Old World boas;

2. a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit;

3. (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Python \Py"thon\, n. [NL., fr. L. Python the serpent slain near Delphi by Apollo, Gr. ?.] 1. (Zool.) Any species of very large snakes of the genus Python, and allied genera, of the family Pythonid[ae]. They are nearly allied to the boas. Called also rock snake. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A diviner by spirits. "[Manasses] observed omens, and appointed pythons." --4 Kings xxi. 6 (Douay version). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

python n 1: large Old World boas 2: a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit 3: (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

Python /pi:'thon/ In the words of its author, ?the other scripting language? (other than Perl, that is). Python's design is notably clean, elegant, and well thought through; it tends to attract the sort of programmers who find Perl grubby and exiguous. Some people revolt at its use of whitespace to define logical structure by indentation, objecting that this harks back to the horrible old fixed-field languages of the 1960s. Python's relationship with Perl is rather like the BSD community's relationship to Linux ? it's the smaller party in a (usually friendly) rivalry, but the average quality of its developers is generally conceded to be rather higher than in the larger community it competes with. There's a Python resource page at http:/ /www.python.org. See also Guido, BDFL. Q
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Python 1. A simple, high-level interpreted language invented by Guido van Rossum in 1991. Python combines ideas from ABC, C, Modula-3 and Icon. It bridges the gap between C and shell programming, making it suitable for rapid prototyping or as an extension language for C applications. It is object-oriented and supports packages, modules, classes, user-defined exceptions, a good C interface, dynamic loading of C modules and has no arbitrary restrictions. Python is available for many platforms, including Unix, Windows, DOS, OS/2, Macintosh and Amoeba. Latest version: 2.5, as of 2007-02-21. (http://python.org/). Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.lang.python. (2007-02-21) 2. A compiler for CMU Common LISP. Python is more sophisticated than other Common Lisp compilers. It produces better code and is easier to use. The programming environment based on the Hemlock editor is better integrated than GNU Emacs based environments. (1997-02-27)