genus Bos


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Related to genus Bos: Bos banteng, Bos primigenius taurus
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Noun1.genus 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 periodicals archive ?
The new Bovini remains, referred to the genus Bos, are recovered from the Sardhok Pleistocene of Northern Pakistan.
The gayal belongs to the family Bovidae, tribe Bovini, group Bovina, genus Bos and species Bos frontalis.
As the materials in the study served the drugs of metaphase chromosomes derived from different species of animals in the genus Bos Taurus, Bos grinniens, Ovis aries, Equus caballus, bred in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Bovine animals of the genus Bos are better known as what?
The word "cattle" simply means members of the genus Bos, having 60 chromosomes.