\ ˈhu̇ft How to pronounce hoofed (audio) , ˈhüft, ˈhüvd, ˈhu̇vd \
variants: or hooved \ ˈhüvd How to pronounce hooved (audio) , ˈhu̇vd \

Definition of hoofed

: furnished with hooves : ungulate

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Recent Examples on the Web Then, at the end of the 20th century, a wealth of fossil finds provided a detailed outline of how hoofed land mammals became the sea’s largest swimmers. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Bats Are One of Evolution’s Greatest Puzzles," 21 Apr. 2020 Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Karel Janicek, Star Tribune, "Bison, other beasts return life to a former Soviet army base," 8 Aug. 2020 Wild horses, bison, and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Karel Janicek, BostonGlobe.com, "Bison, wild horses bring biodiversity to ex-army base," 8 Aug. 2020 On their own, the results would seem to point to the special reservoir model, as hoofed ungulates (like our agricultural animals) and rodents collectively accounted for half the viruses that had transitioned to human hosts. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "There seems to be no pattern to where humans pick up new viruses," 22 Apr. 2020 Around 50 million years ago a small, hoofed animal with pointy teeth lived in what is now Wyoming. Henry Hitchings, WSJ, "‘Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider’ Review: The Smile of Linnaeus," 26 Mar. 2020 The thing Bambi is perhaps best known for is the deeply traumatizing death of our hoofed hero’s mother, which should be even more horrifying when rendered realistically. Devan Coggan, EW.com, "Disney to traumatize a new generation with photorealistic Bambi remake," 24 Jan. 2020 Scientists tell the Bend Bulletin the 40 million-year-old fossil discovered at the John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon is from a Harpagolestes, a hoofed mammal that’s a cross between a pig and a hyena. USA TODAY, "Glowing rock fight, Statehouse stash, hometown hero: News from around our 50 states," 15 July 2019 The researchers followed the ancestral histories of seals and sea lions, which are closely related to dogs; manatees, which share ancestry with elephants; and whales and dolphins, which are related to hippos and hoofed land mammals. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Had our human ancestors taken to the sea, we would have been big and blubbery," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hoofed

1513, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoofed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoofed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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\ ˈhu̇ft How to pronounce hoofed (audio) , ˈhüft How to pronounce hoofed (audio) , ˈhüvd How to pronounce hoofed (audio) , ˈhu̇vd How to pronounce hoofed (audio) \
variants: or hooved \ ˈhüvd How to pronounce hooved (audio) , ˈhu̇vd How to pronounce hooved (audio) \

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: furnished with hooves : ungulate

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