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Meaning of BOVINE

Pronunciation:  'bowvIn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of various members of the genus Bos
  2. [adj]  dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox; "showed a bovine apathy"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
 

BOVINE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bovid, dull
 
 See Also: Bos, Bos indicus, Bos taurus, bovid, Brahma, Brahman, Brahmin, cattle, cows, genus Bos, kine, ox, oxen, wild ox

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bo"vine\, a. [LL. bovinus, fr.L. bos, bovis, ox, cow:
cf. F. bovine. See {Cow}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the genus {Bos}; relating
   to, or resembling, the ox or cow; oxlike; as, the bovine
   genus; a bovine antelope.

2. Having qualities characteristic of oxen or cows; sluggish
   and patient; dull; as, a bovine temperament.

         The bovine gaze of gaping rustics.    --W. Black.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Relating to, affecting, resembling or derived from a cow or bull.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: asinine, aurochs, beef, beef cattle, beef-brained, beef-witted, beeves, bison, blockish, Boeotian, bossy, bovid, bovine animal, Brahman, buffalo, bull, bullock, calf, caprid, caprine, carabao, cattle, chumpish, cloddish, complacent, cow, cowish, cowlike, crass, critter, dairy cattle, dairy cow, deerlike, dense, dispassionate, dogie, doltish, dull, dullard, dumb, duncical, duncish, equestrian, equine, even-tempered, fat, goatish, goatlike, gross, heifer, hircine, hoggish, hoofed, hornless cow, horsy, impassive, imperturbable, Indian buffalo, ineducable, inexcitable, inirritable, kine, klutzy, leppy, lumpish, maverick, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, muley cow, muley head, mulish, musk-ox, neat, oafish, opaque, ovine, ox, oxen, patient, piggish, ruminant, self-complacent, self-content, self-contented, self-satisfied, sheepish, sheeplike, smug, sottish, steady, steer, stirk, stoic, stolid, stot, stupid, swinish, thick, undisturbable, unflappable, ungulate, unirritable, unnervous, unpassionate, unteachable, wisent, wrongheaded, yak, yearling, zebu
 

 

 

 

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