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 (kăr′ə-bou′, kä′rə-)
n. pl. car·a·baos

[Spanish, from Visayan karabáw, from Malay kerbau.]
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n, pl -os
(Animals) another name for water buffalo
[from Visayan karabáw; compare Malay karbaw]
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(ˌkɑr əˈbɑ oʊ)

n., pl. -ba•os.
(in the Philippines) the water buffalo.
[1895–1900; < Philippine Sp < Bisayan karabáw]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carabao - water buffalo of the Philippinescarabao - water buffalo of the Philippines  
Asiatic buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, water buffalo, water ox - an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal
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The Santoses complied with the Serranos' demand to pay P100,000 in cash, two carabaos and three goats.
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As of the first quarter, PSA recorded that there were 155,762 Carabaos in Davao Region, which slightly decreased from 160, 519 in the same period last year.
these are coconut and orchid farmers with chickens, pigs and carabaos (water buffalo)." Locals involved in the tourist industry were expecting Mayon's latest burst to be a mini-boom.
The 1998 Animal Welfare Act of the Philippines says that only cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, carabaos, horses, deer and crocodiles could be killed for food.
I also tended carabaos and had fun dousing them in the river and mud holes.
The ambassador led the distribution of beef to the displaced families and around 200 sacks of fertilizer and five carabaos to farmers of Tamparan, Lanao del Sur, about 30-minute drive from Marawi
If 5 million people swear that it's not a scam and that they have been receiving the promised returns without fail, who would not be enticed to part with their hard-earned money, mortgage their farmlands and sell their carabaos and their small fishing boats in exchange for a 30-percent monthly return?