Definitions for boaˈboʊ ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any nonvenomous, chiefly tropical constrictor of the family Boidae, esp. of the New World subfamily Boinae.
Category: Reptiles and Amphibians
a scarf or stole, usu. of feathers or fur.
Origin of boa:
1350–1400; ME < L
feather boa, boa(noun)
a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
Any of a group of large American snakes, of the genus Boa, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico, and the chevalier boa of Peru.
A type of scarf typically made from feathers.
a genus of large American serpents, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico (B. imperator), and the chevalier boa of Peru (B. eques)
a long, round fur tippet; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the boa constrictor
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Any one of the fat cables that lurk under the floor in a dinosaur pen. Possibly so called because they display a ferocious life of their own when you try to lay them straight and flat after they have been coiled for some time. It is rumored within IBM that channel cables for the 370 are limited to 200 feet because beyond that length the boas get dangerous — and it is worth noting that one of the major cable makers uses the trademark ‘Anaconda’.
Translations for boa
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually boa constrictor ) a large snake that kills by winding itself round its prey.
- بَواء: حَيَّةٌ تَعْصُرُ فَريسَتَهاArabic
- jiboiaPortuguese (BR)
- hroznýš (královský)Czech
- die BoaGerman
- مار بوآFarsi
- נָחַש חַנָקHebrew
- ular boaIndonesian
- 보아과의 뱀의 총칭Korean
- ular boaMalay
- مار بوآPersian
- یو لوی مار چی خپل ښکار خچ پچ کوی، دغاړی پت لرونکی دسمالPashto
- şarpe boaRomanian
- boa yılanıTurkish
- 蟒蛇Chinese (Trad.)
- خطرناک بڑا سانپUrdu
- trăn Nam MỹVietnamese
- 蟒蛇Chinese (Simp.)
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