boa
noun Etymology: Latin, a water snake Date: 14th century 1. any of a family (Boidae) of large snakes that kill by constriction and that includes the boa constrictor, anaconda, and python 2. a long fluffy scarf of fur, feathers, or delicate fabric

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  • boa — boa …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Boa — Boa …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • boa — [ bɔa ] n. m. • 1372; mot lat. « serpent d eau » 1 ♦ Gros serpent carnassier des zones tropicales (boïdés), non venimeux, qui avant d avaler sa proie l étouffe dans ses anneaux. ⇒ anaconda, eunecte. Boa constricteur. Boa de l Ancien Monde. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • BoA — (2010) Koreanische Schreibweise Siehe auch: Koreanischer Name Koreanisches Alphabet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bôa — Жанр Альтернативный рок Инди рок Годы 1993–н.в. Страна …   Википедия

  • BOA — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Boa — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Boa puede referirse a: Contenido 1 En zoología 2 En música 3 Geográficamente 4 Otras …   Wikipedia Español

  • Boa — may refer to:In Biology (Snakes) may refer to: * Any member of the Boidae, a family of medium to large, non venomous, constricting snakes. * Any member of the Boinae, a subfamily of boid snakes. * Any member of Boa (genus), a group of boid snakes …   Wikipedia

  • boa — BÓA s.m. invar. 1. Şarpe tropical, carnivor şi neveninos, lung de câţiva metri, care şi ucide prada înainte de a o înghiţi încolăcindu se în jurul ei şi sufocând o (Boa constrictor). 2. Fâşie lungă de blană sau de pene, purtată altădată de femei… …   Dicționar Român

  • Boa — Bo a (b[=o] [.a]), n.; pl. {Boas}. [L. boa a kind of water serpent. Perh. fr. bos an ox.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large American serpents, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico ({Boa imperator}), and the chevalier boa of Peru… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boa — Sf Schlange, Halspelz erw. fach. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. boa, das zunächst Wasserschlange bedeutet und dann auf die südamerikanischen Riesenschlangen übertragen wird. Das Wort ist unklarer Herkunft. Die Bedeutung Halspelz, Federboa… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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