Africander


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Af·ri·can·der

or Af·ri·kan·der  (ăf′rĭ-kăn′dər)
n.
Any of a breed of tall red cattle that were originally developed in South Africa, are well adapted to heat, and have a humped back and large spreading horns.

[Obsolete Afrikaans, an African, from Afrikaan (on the model of Hollander, Hollander); see Afrikaner.]

Af•ri•kan•der

or Af•ri•can•der

(ˌæf rɪˈkæn dər)

n.
1. one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised orig. in S Africa, well adapted to heat.
2. Archaic. Afrikaner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Africander - tall large-horned humped cattle of South Africa; used for meat or draft
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"
References in classic literature ?
I say all, my father, except three only--the big black Africander ox, the little red Zulu ox with one horn, and the speckled ox.
These Zulu cattle are small and light, not more than half the size of the Africander oxen, which are generally used for transport purposes; but they will live where the Africanders would starve, and with a moderate load can make five miles a day better going, being quicker and not so liable to become footsore.
Carvalheira JG, Blacke R W, Pollak E and P Van Soest comparison of Landim and africander cattle in southern Mozambique body weights and growth.