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plural of bo


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: a genus of ruminant mammals including the wild and domestic cattle and sometimes the water buffaloes and related forms, distinguished by a stout body and by hollow curved horns standing out laterally from the skull

Word History



New Latin, from Latin, ox, cow

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“Bos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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