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bo·vine

 (bō′vīn′, -vēn′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a ruminant mammal of the bovid subfamily Bovinae, such as a cow, ox, or buffalo, especially one in the genus Bos.
2. Sluggish, dull, and stolid.
n.
An animal of the subfamily Bovinae, especially one of the genus Bos.

[Late Latin bovīnus, from Latin bōs, bov-, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]

bovine

(ˈbəʊvaɪn)
adj
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovini (cattle), a bovid tribe including domestic cattle
2. (of people) dull; sluggish; stolid
n
(Animals) any animal belonging to the Bovini
[C19: from Late Latin bovīnus concerning oxen or cows, from Latin bōs ox, cow]
ˈbovinely adv

bo•vine

(ˈboʊ vaɪn, -vin)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.
2. oxlike; cowlike.
3. stolid; dull.
n.
4. a bovine animal.
[1810–20; < Late Latin bovīnus= Latin bov- (s. of bōs) ox]
bo′vine•ly, adv.
bo•vin′i•ty (-ˈvɪn ɪ ti) n.

bo·vine

(bō′vīn′)
Adjective
Relating to a cow or cattle.
Noun
An animal belonging to the genus (Bos) of ruminant mammals that includes the cow, wild ox, and yak.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bovine - any of various members of the genus Bosbovine - any of various members of the genus Bos
bovid - hollow-horned ruminants
Bos, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
wild ox, ox - any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"
Bos indicus, Brahma, Brahman, Brahmin - any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
Adj.1.bovine - of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
2.bovine - dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox; "showed a bovine apathy"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"

bovine

adjective
1. cow-like, taurine, calf-like, cattle-like an expression half bovine and half sheep-like
2. dull, heavy, slow, thick, stupid, dull, dense, sluggish, lifeless, inactive, inert, lethargic, dozy (Brit. informal), listless, unresponsive, stolid, torpid, slothful I'm depressed by the bovine enthusiasm of the crowd's response.
Translations
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bovinus

bovine

[ˈbəʊvaɪn] ADJbovino (fig) → lerdo, estúpido

bovine

[ˈbəʊvaɪn] adj
[disease] → bovin(e)
[person] → bovin(e)

bovine

adj (lit)Rinder-; appearancerinderartig; (fig)stupide, einfältig
nRind nt

bovine

[ˈbəʊvaɪn] adj (also) (fig) (pej) → bovino/a

bo·vine

n. bovino, referente al ganado.

bovine

adj bovino
References in classic literature ?
Now and then there was a new arrival; perhaps a slouching labourer, who, having eaten his supper, came out to look at the unusual scene with a slow bovine gaze, willing to hear what any one had to say in explanation of it, but by no means excited enough to ask a question.
Their psychology is bovine, their outlook crude and rare; They abandon vital matters to be tickled with a straw; But the straw that they were tickled with--the chaff that they were fed with-- They convert into a weaver's beam to break their foeman's head with.
There was, moreover, a certain alertness in her expression rarely found in the feminine population of Millbourne, who were apt to be slightly bovine.
The Abbot, from his point of vantage, looked down on the two long lines of faces, placid and sun-browned for the most part, with the large bovine eyes and unlined features which told of their easy, unchanging existence.
He threw off his pack and went into the rush-grass on hands and knees, crunching and munching, like some bovine creature.
Had gloom but rested, no matter how lightly, on his brow, or had his bovine countenance grown long and serious and less like the moon, or had he removed that smile but once from off his face, I am sure I could have forgiven him for existing.
with my own hand, which, as you will gather, was not very badly wounded; it was simply this third finger that was split and in splints; and next morning the doctor packed me off on a bovine beast that would have done for an ambulance.
The ox--we may venture to assert it on the authority of a great classic--is not given to use his teeth as an instrument of attack, and Tom was an excellent bovine lad, who ran at questionable objects in a truly ingenious bovine manner; but he had blundered on Philip's tenderest point, and had caused him as much acute pain as if he had studied the means with the nicest precision and the most envenomed spite.
Bovine oocyte cytoplasm supports nuclear remodeling but not reprogramming of murine fibroblast cells.
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