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bo·a

 (bō′ə)
n.
1. Any of various large, nonvenomous, chiefly tropical snakes of the family Boidae, which includes the anacondas, the boa constrictor, and other snakes that coil around and asphyxiate their prey.
2. A long fluffy scarf made of soft material, such as fur or feathers.

[Middle English, from Latin boa, a large water snake.]

boa

(ˈbəʊə)
n
1. (Animals) any large nonvenomous snake of the family Boidae, most of which occur in Central and South America and the Caribbean. They have vestigial hind limbs and kill their prey by constriction
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's long thin scarf, usually of feathers or fur
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: a large Italian snake, water snake]

bo•a

(ˈboʊ ə)

n., pl. bo•as.
1. any nonvenomous, chiefly tropical constrictor of the family Boidae, esp. of the New World subfamily Boinae.
2. a scarf or stole, usu. of feathers or fur.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boa - a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or furboa - a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
2.boa - any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
constrictor - any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils
Boidae, family Boidae - boas and pythons
boa constrictor, Constrictor constrictor - very large boa of tropical America and West Indies
Charina bottae, rubber boa, tow-headed snake - boa of grasslands and woodlands of western North America; looks and feels like rubber with tail and head of similar shape
Lichanura trivirgata, rosy boa - boa of rocky desert of southwestern United States
anaconda, Eunectes murinus - large arboreal boa of tropical South America
python - large Old World boas
Translations
بَواء: حَيَّةٌ تَعْصُرُ فَريسَتَها
hroznýš
kvælerslange
boa
kyrkislanga
smauglys
žņaudzējčūska
boa
boa
boa yılanı

boa

[ˈbəʊə] N
1. (also boa constrictor) → boa f
2. (= garment) → boa f (de plumas)

boa

[ˈbəʊə] n
(= scarf) → boa m
(= snake) → boa mboa constrictor n (= snake) → boa m constricteur

boa

nBoa f; boa constrictorBoa constrictor f

boa

[ˈbəʊə] n (snake) (also boa constrictor) → (serpente m) boa inv; (of feathers) → boa m inv

boa

(ˈbəuə) noun
(usually boa constrictor) a large snake that kills by winding itself round its prey.