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

[Spanish, from Visayan karabáw, from Malay kerbau.]


n, pl -os
(Animals) another name for water buffalo
[from Visayan karabáw; compare Malay karbaw]


(ˌkɑr əˈbɑ oʊ)

n., pl. -ba•os.
(in the Philippines) the water buffalo.
[1895–1900; < Philippine Sp < Bisayan karabáw]
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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When I was a kid, during our many family trips to my hometown, Camalig, Albay, looking out the window of our car, I would always see farmers with their carabaos (water buffalos).
Among those brought out from barns and farms near the volcano were 329 carabaos, seven horses and 345 cows, goats and other farm animals.
According to the documents, FMD is identified as a potential hazard, as it is a highly contagious viral disease of cloven-hoof animals, such as cattle, carabaos, goats, sheep and pigs, which could lead to serious economic losses.
A total of 990 clients benefited from the PVO administering vaccination to some farm animals, particularly 11,877 poultry, 1,129 cattle, 579 carabaos, 94 swine and 17 goats, as of November.
In the current pandemic, human is a host of ZIKV and local transmission between human has been reported in many countries and territories 6,12,13 Zika antibodies were detected also in ducks, goats, cows, horses, bats, and carabaos.
Les soeurs ont egalement achete plusieurs buffles carabaos, utilises entre autres pour le labour et le transport des recoltes.
these are coconut and orchid farmers with chickens, pigs and carabaos (water buffalo).
This is evidenced in the background of the military officials in the brutal pacification of the American Indians, and in Major Waller's linking the Chinese and Filipino as targeted enemies: "In eleven days, my men have burned 255 dwellings, slaughtered 13 carabaos and killed 39 insurgents.
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.
Morphological observation on liver fluke detected from naturally infected Carabaos in the Philippines.
Locally, it was reported in 2001 that liver flukes were responsible for 361 deaths and 12,008 cases in carabaos, 215 deaths and 8,994 cases in cattle, and 267 deaths and 5,252 in goats and sheep.