banteng

noun
ban·​teng | \ ˈbän-ˌteŋ How to pronounce banteng (audio) \

Definition of banteng

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

Examples of banteng in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Borenan banteng, a species of wild cattle, was an especially popular subject, but other animals make appearances, including a few species that may now be extinct on the island. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 9 Nov. 2018 Between the zoo's six elephants, five rhinoceroses and three bantengs, the zoo collects more than 2,000 pounds of dung per day. Carli Teproff, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 May 2017 Between the zoo's six elephants, five rhinoceroses and three bantengs, the zoo collects more than 2,000 pounds of dung per day. Carli Teproff, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 May 2017 Between the zoo's six elephants, five rhinoceroses and three bantengs, the zoo collects more than 2,000 pounds of dung per day. Carli Teproff, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 May 2017 Between the zoo's six elephants, five rhinoceroses and three bantengs, the zoo collects more than 2,000 pounds of dung per day. Carli Teproff, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 May 2017 Between the zoo's six elephants, five rhinoceroses and three bantengs, the zoo collects more than 2,000 pounds of dung per day. Carli Teproff, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 May 2017 Between the zoo's six elephants, five rhinoceroses and three bantengs, the zoo collects more than 2,000 pounds of dung per day. Carli Teproff, miamiherald, 17 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of banteng

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for banteng

Malay of Indonesia, from Javanese banṭéng

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“Banteng.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/banteng. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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