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Meaning of BOVINE

Pronunciation:  'bowvIn

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.
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