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banteng

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noun ban·teng \ˈbän-ˌteŋ\

Definition of banteng

  1. :  a wild ox (Bos javanicus syn. B. banteng) of southeastern Asia sometimes domesticated for use as a draft animal or for its meat



Origin and Etymology of banteng

Malay of Indonesia, from Javanese banṭéng


First Known Use: 1817


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