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(zē′bo͞o, -byo͞o)
A domesticated ox (Bos indicus syn. B. taurus subsp. indicus) native to Asia and Africa, having a prominent hump on the back and a large dewlap.

[French zébu, general name for the animal introduced by Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, from the name under which a zebu was displayed at the Paris fair in 1752, possibly from colloquial Tibetan dzo-po, male offspring of a cow and a yak bull (from from Classical Tibetan mdzo-po : mdzo, cow and yak bull hybrid + -po, suffix for males) or a kindred Tibeto-Burman source, or perhaps from Tibetan ze-ba, the hump of a zebu, camel, or similar animal.]
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(Animals) a domesticated ox, Bos indicus, having a humped back, long horns, and a large dewlap: used in India and E Asia as a draught animal
[C18: from French zébu, perhaps of Tibetan origin]
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(ˈzi byu, -bu)

n., pl. -bus.
one of a domesticated variety of cattle, Bos taurus indicus, of India, having a large hump over the shoulders and a large dewlap.
[1765–75; < French zébu, of obscure orig.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zebu - domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlapzebu - 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, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
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
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