equid

noun
\ ˈe-ˌkwid , ˈē- \

Definition of equid 

: any of a family (Equidae) of perissodactyl mammals consisting of the horses, asses, zebras, and extinct related animals

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The art includes 11 unharnessed camels and two equids—donkeys, mules or horses—grazing in natural environments. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Life-Size Camel Carvings Found in the Saudi Desert," 14 Feb. 2018 With beautifully Zebra-esque striped legs, soft gray fur, a white belly and spiky black-and-gray manes, these asses stand out from the wild equid pack. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, "VIDEO: Wild Somali Baby Asses Are Super Rare, Totally Precious and a First for the Dallas Zoo," 2 Aug. 2017 P. convexa also died out, perhaps because of a specialized foraging dependency on proboscideans, equids, camelids, or other large mammals. Brian Switek, WIRED, "The Lost Cowbird of Térapa," 14 Mar. 2011

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First Known Use of equid

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for equid

New Latin Equidae, family name, from Equus, genus name, from Latin, horse

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The first known use of equid was circa 1889

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