Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the large South American serpents from the genus Boa or related genera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large South American serpent (Boa aboma).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name in Guiana of some very large boa or anaconda of the family Pythonidæ or Boidæ, of the warmer parts of America.
  • n. [capitalized] A genus of gobies found in Mexico and Japan, having more than 6 dorsal soines.

Etymologies

From Portuguese, French, American Spanish, from modification of San Salvador Kongo mboma ("python"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This snake was doubtless an aboma, a species of serpent of large size and great beauty, which is not venomous.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • Do you often see and read imaginary things? aboma promise to raise taxes on the riches that one heel keep dusty2006 on January 9, 2009 at who are you talking about sandy no watching real tv not femist tv by going to work on puzzle see you fine democrats latter

    Democratic National Committee

  • Do you often see and read imaginary things? aboma promise to raise taxes on the riches that one heel keep dusty2006 on January 9, 2009 at who are you talking about sandy no watching real tv not femist tv

    Democratic National Committee

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