Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
  2. (noun, artifact) a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur

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Synonyms of Boa

feather boa

Origin of the word Boa

  1. late 14c., "large snake," from L. boa, type of large serpent mentioned in Pliny's "Natural History;" origin unknown (in M.E. folk etymology associated with Gk. bous "ox"); perhaps ult. from PIE root *beu- "to swell." Extension to "snake-like coil of fur worn by ladies" is from 1836. Boa constrictor so called from 1788. more

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Words that sound like Boa

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