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bovine

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adjective bo·vine \ˈbō-ˌvīn, -ˌvēn\

Simple Definition of bovine

  • : relating to cows

  • : looking or acting like a cow

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bovine

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling bovines and especially the ox or cow

  2. 2 :  having qualities (as placidity or dullness) characteristic of oxen or cows

bovinely adverb
bovinity play \bō-ˈvi-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of bovine in a sentence

  1. She stared at us with a stupid, bovine expression.



Origin of bovine

Late Latin bovinus, from Latin bov-, bos ox, cow — more at cow


First Known Use: 1776

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bovine

noun bo·vine

Definition of bovine

  1. :  any of a subfamily (Bovinae) of bovids including oxen, bison, buffalo, and their close relatives



1852

First Known Use of bovine

1852

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bovine

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noun bo·vine \ˈbō-ˌvīn, -ˌvēn\

Medical Definition of bovine

  1. :  an ox (genus Bos) or a closely related animal

bovine adjective



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