noun, plural bo·tos.

a freshwater South American dolphin, Inia geoffrensis, having a long snout and fluctuating in color between pink and gray: inhabits the Amazon and Orinoco river systems.

Also called Amazon dolphin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of boto

  • Boto, in his setting, sounds Goethe's drama to greater depths than Gounod.

  • Boto's "Mefistofele" belongs of course to a subsequent period.

  • The chief one is a votive picture commissioned by one Boto da Maraglia who had been taken prisoner by the French but released.

  • It appeared in Italia of the day after the performance, at which, it may be mentioned, Boto applauded vigorously from a box.

    Giacomo Puccini

    Wakeling Dry

  • These two, who may be linked up with reason with Boto and Ponchielli, present many features of resemblance.

    Giacomo Puccini

    Wakeling Dry