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boa

noun [C] uk   /ˈbəʊ.ə/ us    /ˈboʊ-/

boa noun [C] (CLOTHING)

a long, thin piece of clothing made of feathers, worn around the neck especially by women: a feather boa

boa noun [C] (SNAKE)

(also boa constrictor) a large, strong snake, found in South and Central America, that kills animals and birds by wrapping itself around them and crushing them
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