water buffalo


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water buffalo

n.
A large, domesticated buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) of Asia that has large spreading horns and is used especially as a draft animal. The wild water buffalo is sometimes described as a different species, B. arnee. Also called carabao.

water buffalo

or

water ox

n
(Animals) a member of the cattle tribe, Bubalus bubalis, of swampy regions of S Asia, having widely spreading back-curving horns. Domesticated forms are used as draught animals. Also called: Asiatic buffalo, Indian buffalo or carabao

wa′ter buf`falo


n.
a widely domesticated Asian buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, having large, flattened, curved horns.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water buffalo - an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animalwater buffalo - an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal
Old World buffalo, buffalo - any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
Bubalus, genus Bubalus, tribe Bubalus - in some classification systems included in genus Bos; water buffaloes
Indian buffalo - upland buffalo of eastern Asia where true water buffaloes do not thrive; used for draft and milk
carabao - water buffalo of the Philippines
Translations
Wasserbüffel
vesipuhveli
vannbøffel
trâu

water buffalo

nbufalo indiano
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