Definition of equine
: of, relating to, or resembling a horse or the horse family
Recent Examples of equine from the Web
Even his daily routine suggests that the 7-year-old is no equine version of a morning person.
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Origin and Etymology of equine
Latin equinus, from equus horse; akin to Old English eoh horse, Greek hippos, Sanskrit aśva
First Known Use: 1776
EQUINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of equine for English Language Learners
: of or relating to horses
: resembling a horse
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