any of several nonvenomous, chiefly tropical constrictors of the family Boidae, having vestigial hind limbs at the base of the tail.
a scarf or stole of feathers, fur, or fabric.
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How to use boa in a sentence
At one point we’re treated to some grainy footage he’s obsessed with, which appears to show a boa constrictor getting ready to devour a tiger.Nope Is a Resplendent Spectacle Packed With Way Too Many Ideas | Stephanie Zacharek | July 20, 2022 | Time
The boa constrictor’s choke hold is an iconic animal attack.Here’s how boa constrictors squeeze their dinner without suffocating themselves | Maria Temming | March 24, 2022 | Science News
Taxidermied birds, feather boas and birds as earrings became largely unfashionable and were rarely seen again in women’s fashion.Beyond AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Dress: 5 Acts Of Fashion Provocation That Changed History | LGBTQ-Editor | September 17, 2021 | No Straight News
What’s more, the Hispaniolan vineboa may be among the smallest boas in the world, Reynolds, Landestoy and colleague Robert Henderson of the Milwaukee Public Museum report August 17 in Breviora.
The boa constrictor was “sheltered in a cage” and was removed — alive — by animal-control officers, Piringer said.Large snake, two dogs rescued from house fire in Silver Spring | Dana Hedgpeth | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Aged around 85, in her long life boa Sr witnessed the entire destruction of her people.In Andaman Islands, Indian Court Allows Return of a ‘Human Safari’ | Jonathan Mazower | March 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ventura did have more qualifications for elected office than simply wearing a feathered boa while grappling in the wrestling ring.15 Fun Facts About the Politics of Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri | Ben Jacobs | February 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most of them had picked their own clothes without a stylist, so there was a lot of boa and fringe and sparkles.
Dorian had a unique talent for striking glamorous and artistic attitudes while clutching a live boa constrictor.
Mack, according to reports, used his winnings to fill his home with Rottweilers, tarantulas, and a boa constrictor.
Now indeed they would have a grand feast, for they could add the flesh of the deer and boa to what they had already obtained.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
The rest of the party came up at this moment and helped cut away the skin of the boa.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Around her throat was a white feather boa, while her features were half concealed by the veil she wore.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
He was as successful as he was brave, and he had the great good luck to meet a tiger, a young hippopotamus, and a boa constrictor.The Animal Story Book | Various
I said, with my imagination full of boa-constrictors big enough to entwine and crush us up.Mass' George | George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for boa
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
a woman's long thin scarf, usually of feathers or fur
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