What does boa mean?

boa meaning in General Dictionary

A genus of huge American serpents including the boa-constrictor the emperor boa of Mexico Boa imperator and also the chevalier boa of Peru Boa eques

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  • a lengthy thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
  • any of a number of chiefly exotic constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
  • A genus of big American serpents, such as the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico (B. imperator), and chevalier boa of Peru (B. eques).
  • a lengthy, round fur tippet; -- so-called from the resemblance in form to your boa constrictor.

boa meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "large serpent," from Latin boa, style of big serpent pointed out in Pliny's "Natural History;" origin unknown (in center English people etymology associated with Greek bous "ox"). Extension to "snake-like coil of fur worn by ladies" is from 1836. The popular title boa-constrictor is from 1788.


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boa meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A genus of huge American serpents, including the boa-constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico (B. imperator), additionally the chevalier boa of Peru (B. eques).

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  • (n.) A lengthy, circular fur tippet; -- so-called from its resemblance fit into boa-constrictor.

Sentence Examples with the word boa

The rivers of the state include a number of small plateau streams flowing southward to the Sao Francisco River, and several large streams in the eastern part flowing eastward to the Atlantic. The former are the Moxoto, Ema, Pajehu, Terra Nova, Brigida, Boa Vista and Pontai, and are dry channels the greater part of the year.

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