bovine

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1bo·vine

adjective \ˈbō-ˌvīn, -ˌvēn\

: relating to cows

: looking or acting like a cow

Full Definition of BOVINE

1
:  of, relating to, or resembling bovines and especially the ox or cow
2
:  having qualities (as placidity or dullness) characteristic of oxen or cows
bo·vine·ly adverb
bo·vin·i·ty \bō-ˈvi-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of BOVINE

  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

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with BOVINE

A-line, affine, airline, align, alkyne, alpine, assign, at sign, balkline, baseline, beeline, benign, bloodline, blue line, blush wine, bowline, branchline, breadline, bright-line, buntline, bustline, byline, call sign, canine, caprine, carbine, carmine, cervine, chow line, clothesline, cloud nine, coastline, combine, compline, condign, confine, consign, corvine, cosign, cutline, dateline, deadline, decline, define, design, divine, dragline, driveline, earthshine, Einstein, eiswein, end line, enshrine, entwine, equine, ethyne, fall line, fault line, feline, ferine, first-line, flatline, flight line, foul line, fräulein, frontline, front line, goal line, gold mine, grapevine, guideline, hairline, hard-line, hard pine, headline, hemline, high sign, hipline, Holbein, hotline, ice wine, incline, indign, in fine, in-line, Irvine, jawline, jug wine, landline, land mine, lang syne, lifeline, load line, longline, lupine, mainline, main line, malign, midline, moline, moonshine, neckline, off-line, old-line, online, opine, outline, outshine, ovine, Pauline, peace sign, Petrine, pipeline, piscine, pitch pine, plotline, plumb line, plus sign, pontine, porcine, potline, pound sign, propine, punch line, rapine, recline, redline, red pine, refine, reline, repine, resign, Rhine wine, ridgeline, roofline, Sabine, saline, Scotch pine, scrub pine, setline, shoreline, short line, sideline, sight line, skyline, snow line, soft-line, spring line, straight-line, strandline, straw wine, streamline, strip mine, strychnine, subline, sunshine, supine, syncline, taurine, tie-line, times sign, topline, touchline, towline, tramline, trapline, tree line, trephine, trotline, truckline, trunk line, tumpline, turbine, untwine, ursine, vespine, V sign, vulpine, waistline, white line, white pine, white wine, woodbine, yard line, zebrine, Z line

2bovine

noun

Definition of BOVINE

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

First Known Use of BOVINE

1852

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

bo·vine

noun \ˈbō-ˌvīn, -ˌvēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BOVINE

: an ox (genus Bos) or a closely related animal
bovine adjective

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