noun, plural bo·as.
Origin of boa
Examples from the Web for boas
Contemporary Examples of boas
The bright fur accessories include fur bowties, boas, and camera straps.Gisele Lands New Campaign, 'Anorexxxy' Sunglasses Are a Thing
The Fashion Beast Team
February 5, 2013
Historical Examples of boas
There are jaguars in there, and boas—serpents ten yards in length.Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone
G. Harvey Ralphson
The incorrigible and merciless Mr Boas does not let this pass.
The boas, for example, have no less than three hundred and four!The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
Both Boas and Weir were believed to be "short" of the stock.My Adventures with Your Money
George Graham Rice
Tobias and Boas, however, are the best hunters of the village.Eskimo Life
Word Origin for boa
late 14c., "large snake," from Latin boa, type of large serpent mentioned in Pliny's "Natural History;" origin unknown (in Middle English folk etymology associated with Greek bous "ox"). Extension to "snake-like coil of fur worn by ladies" is from 1836. Boa constrictor so called from 1788.