zebu

noun ze·bu \ ˈzē-(ˌ)bü , -(ˌ)byü \

Definition of zebu

: any of various breeds of domestic oxen developed in India that are often considered conspecific with the common ox (Bos taurus) or sometimes as a separate species (B. indicus) and are characterized by a large fleshy hump over the shoulders, a dewlap, pendulous ears, and marked resistance to the injurious effects of heat and insect attack

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Origin and Etymology of zebu

French zébu


ZEBU Defined for Kids

zebu

noun ze·bu \ ˈzē-byü \

Definition of zebu for Students

: an Asian domestic ox that has a large hump over the shoulders and loose skin with hanging folds

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