zebu

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noun ze·bu \ˈzē-(ˌ)bü, -(ˌ)byü\

Definition of zebu

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1774


ZEBU Defined for Kids

zebu

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noun ze·bu \ˈzē-byü\

Definition of zebu for Students

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


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