Meaning of “boa” in the English Dictionary

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"boa" in British English

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boanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbəʊ.ə/ us /ˈboʊ.ə/

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

(Definition of “boa” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)