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Any of various ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, having hoofs and unbranched hollow horns, and including the cattle, sheep, goats, and gazelles.
[From New Latin Bovidae, family name, from Latin bōs, bov-, cow; see bovine.]
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(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovidae, a family of ruminant artiodactyl hollow-horned mammals including sheep, goats, cattle, antelopes, and buffalo
(Animals) any bovid animal
[C19: from New Latin Bovidae, from Latin bōs ox]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. of or pertaining to the Bovidae, comprising the hollow-horned ruminants, as oxen, antelopes, sheep, and goats.n.
2. any bovid animal.
[< New Latin Bovidae=Bov-, s. of Bos a genus, including domestic cattle (Latin bōs ox, bull, akin to cow1) + -idae -id2]
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|Noun||1.||bovid - hollow-horned ruminants |
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
bovine - any of various members of the genus Bos
Old World buffalo, buffalo - any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
bison - any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
musk ox, musk sheep, Ovibos moschatus - large shaggy-coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland; intermediate in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
caprine animal, goat - any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
goat antelope - bovid related to goats but having antelope-like features: mountain goats; gorals; serows; chamois; gnu goats
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
|Adj.||1.||bovid - of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)|
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