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