Translation of boa in Spanish:

boa

Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊə/

n

  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] boa (feminine) a boa constrictor una boa constrictor
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    • It's the smaller size of the boas found on certain Central American islands.
    • They will include pythons, cobras, sand boas, snakes and monitor lizards.
    • Examples of such dwarfism or gigantism include the giant tortoises of the Seychelles islands, Indonesia's Komodo dragons, and the boas of the Belizean Snake Cayes.
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    • Their analysis also indicated, however, that the two snakes were not primitive ancestors, but advanced snakes similar to modern boas and pythons.
    • They are also preyed upon by mammalian predators such as cats, and by snakes such as boas and anacondas.
    • Non-venomous snakes like boas and pythons grab their prey and squeeze them to death.
    1.2 [Clothing/Indumentaria] boa (m) or (f)
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    • But instead I have gone with a more traditional flapper look, tassely little dress, feather boa, long black gloves, cigarette holder, fishnet stockings.
    • She is always dressing up with feather boas and high heels.
    • There was a feather boa around her neck as she played and I sang ‘good-bye, good-bye forever’ and it was a wonderful evening.

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