Definition of boto in English:


(also boutu)


  • A pink and grey river dolphin found in the Amazon and Orinoco River systems.

    Inia geoffrensis, family Platanistidae

    Also called Amazon dolphin
    • ‘Another boto rose nearby - possibly the same dolphin, possibly a companion.’
    • ‘They say the boto can turn into a person, that it shows up at fiestas to seduce men and women.’
    • ‘The Amazon and the boto grew up together, at the beginning of the world.’
    • ‘Bacher also spoke of local legends about the pink dolphins that raced along with the boat, botos as the natives called them.’
    • ‘But this feature also makes the botos far more difficult to spot.’