Examples of bovine in a Sentence
She stared at us with a stupid, bovine expression.
Recent Examples of bovine from the Web
The cows developed a prion disease of their own, called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, nicknamed mad-cow disease.
There are no exotic seasonings, because this orgy of bovine fat and meat requires none.
Health certificates, bovine bullet wounds, viral outbreaks, livestock animal abuse — these are just a few of the issues facing Nevada’s specially trained team for agricultural crime.
The cows developed a prion disease of their own, called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, nicknamed mad cow disease.
All of the precautions lessen the risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.
This bovine obsession hints at a bigger lurch toward the right in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
The bovine equivalent of sumo wrestling, the events see massive bulls try to push one another out of a ring surrounded by cheering farmers -- many of whom placed bets on the beasts.
The National Western Stock Show is more than a celebration of all things equine and bovine.
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Did You Know?
Bovine comes from the Latin word for "cow", though the biological family called the Bovidae actually includes not only cows and oxen but also goats, sheep, bison, and buffalo. So bovine is often used technically, when discussing "bovine diseases", "bovine anatomy", and so on. It can also describe a human personality, though it can be a rather unkind way to describe someone. When Hera, the wife of Zeus, is called "cow-eyed", though, it's definitely a compliment, and Zeus fairly melts when she turns those big bovine eyes on him.
Definition of bovine
biology : any of a subfamily (Bovinae) of bovids including oxen, bison, buffalo, and their close relatives
BOVINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bovine for English Language Learners
: relating to cows
: looking or acting like a cow
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