What does the word python mean?

Usage examples for python

  1. At a wine party he was once asked whether he thought Python or Kaphisias the better flute player, to which he answered that Polysperchon was the best general, as though that were the only subject on which a king should form or express an opinion. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  2. Yet the Python still lingers in the Hungarian marshes. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley