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 for Python
From 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
        [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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: large Old World boas
      2: a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a
      3: (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      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.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     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.
     Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.lang.python.
     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.

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