from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In herpetology:
- n. A genus of tropical American venomous serpents, of the family Crotalidœ.
- n. The specific name of some serpent, as a boa. See aboma.
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Brazil, and the kestrel (Tinnunculus cenchris), when it has left
There is another species -- the ringed boa, or boa cenchris -- which, though growing to a considerable size, does not attain that of the former species.