Ankole-Watusi

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noun An·ko·le-Wa·tu·si \ aŋ-ˈkō-lē-wä-ˈtü-sē \

Definition of Ankole-Watusi

plural Ankole-Watusi or Ankole-Watusis
:any of an African breed of medium-sized cattle that have very large, long horns and often a small hump on the neck
  • A trio of Ankole-Watusi cattle made the Denver Zoo their new home Tuesday.
  • Rocky Mountain News4 June 2008
Note: Ankole-Watusi cattle are typically considered the same as Ankole cattle or derived from them.

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Origin and Etymology of ankole-watusi

ankole +watusi (alluding to Tutsi breeders of the cattle in Rwanda and Burundi)


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