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 (ĕk′wĭd, ē′kwĭd)
Any of various mammals of the family Equidae, having a single hoofed digit on each foot, and including the horses, asses, and zebras.

[From New Latin Equidae, family name, from Latin equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Animals) any animal of the horse family
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Noun1.equid - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neckequid - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal - placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
Equidae, family Equidae - horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
mule - hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
hinny - hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile; "a hinny has a gentler disposition than a mule"
zebra - any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
Equus quagga, quagga - mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
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