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bo

 (bō)
n. pl. bos
A long staff, used as a weapon in martial arts.

[Japanese , stick, bo, from Middle Chinese baı̷wŋ', stick (also the source of Mandarin bàng), from Old Chinese *brôŋʔ, perhaps of Tai origin and akin to Thai phlɔɔŋ, club, cudgel (if the Tai word is not itself of Sinitic origin).]
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Noun1.Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Bovidae, family Bovidae - true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
bovine - any of various members of the genus Bos
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"
ox - an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
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
zebu - domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia
Bos primigenius, urus, aurochs - large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
Bos grunniens, yak - large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated
banteng, Bos banteng, tsine, banting - wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
References in classic literature ?
It was a huge tiger--such as hunted the great Bos through the jungles primeval when the world was young.
Smith, two others, the hippopotamus, the giraffe, the bos caffer -- as large as a full-grown bull, and the elan -- but little less, two zebras, and the quaccha, two gnus, and several antelopes even larger than these latter animals.
If we take on the one side, the elephant, [7] hippopotamus, giraffe, bos caffer, elan, certainly three, and probably five species of rhinoceros; and on the American side, two tapirs, the guanaco, three deer, the vicuna, peccari, capybara (after which we must choose from the monkeys to complete the number), and then place these two groups alongside each other, it is not easy to conceive ranks more disproportionate in size.
The animal you describe is in truth a species of the bos ferus, (or bos sylvestris, as he has been happily called by the poets,) but, though of close affinity, it is altogether distinct from the common bubulus.
One of my friends, Captain Paul Bos of Havre, has often affirmed that he met one of these monsters of colossal dimensions in the Indian seas.
When they hunt the mighty thag, the prehistoric bos of the outer crust, a single male, with his fiber rope, will catch and kill the greatest of the bulls.
So again there are normally four developed and two rudimentary teats in the udders of the genus Bos, but in our domestic cows the two sometimes become developed and give milk.
For three days the party marched due south through forests and meadow-land and great park-like areas where countless herbivorous animals grazed--deer and antelope and bos and the little ecca, the smallest species of Caspakian horse, about the size of a rabbit.
The meeting in the attendance of the representatives of companies Alipay, Booking.com, FedEx, Hisense, SOCAR, Volkswagen was organized in BOS.
Head of BKSDA East Kalimantan, Sunandar Trigunajasa said, In recent weeks we at BKSDA East Kalimantan have worked with the BOS Foundation to not only save the baby orangutans through community donation, but also release a number of orangutans through a long rehabilitation process into natural habitat forests.
Before that he had worked for BOS for nearly 30 years.
According to the company, L-CsA-i is being developed for the treatment of BOS in patients age six and older.