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A plural of cow1.
[Middle English kyn, from Old English cȳna, genitive pl. of cū, cow; see cow1.]
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(functioning as plural) archaic cows; cattle
[Old English cӯna of cows, from cū cow1]
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1. the mature female of a bovine animal, esp. of the genus Bos.
2. the female of various other large animals, as the elephant or whale.
3. Informal. a domestic bovine of either sex and any age.Idioms:
have a cow, to become hysterical.
[before 900; Middle English cou, Old English cū, c. Old Saxon kō, Old High German chuo, Old Norse kȳr, Latin bōs, Greek boûs ox]
to frighten with threats; intimidate; overawe.
[1595–1605; < Old Norse kūga to oppress, cow]
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|Noun||1.||kine - 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"|
calf - young of domestic cattle
Bos, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
bovine - any of various members of the genus Bos
ox - an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
stirk - yearling heifer or bullock
bull - uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
red poll - hornless short-haired breed of beef and dairy cattle
Africander - tall large-horned humped cattle of South Africa; used for meat or draft
dairy cattle, dairy cow, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker - cattle that are reared for their milk
Devon - red dual-purpose cattle of English origin
grade - a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
herd - a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
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