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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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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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The greater part of the travellers were aware of this interruption, and, leaving the train, they began to engage such vehicles as the village could provide four-wheeled palkigharis, waggons drawn by zebus, carriages that looked like perambulating pagodas, palanquins, ponies, and what not.
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Since year 50's we know that zebus had a higher sweating rate than European breeds (Kibler and Brody, 1952).
Four breed groups were finally defined (Indigenous zebus, Indigenous zebus by Guzerat, Indigenous zebus by Bos taurus taurus (B.t.taurus), High B.t.taurus), based on the cows' allele combinations and frequencies (Table 1).
"The average milk production of a dairy cow in the county is eight litres per day while the local Zebus produce an average of 2 litres," said Ogada, who was speaking while meeting livestock officers.
Borgou cattle are crossbreeding product of the short-horned bulls of West Africa (Somba or Lagunaire) and the Zebu White Fulani (Bos taurus) x zebus (Bos indicus) [21].
It is closely related to sheep and goat pox, from which it cannot be distinguished by routine diagnostic tests, but mainly affects cattle and zebus.
Chimpanzees and zebus and fishing cats and well ...
The group recently planted 60 trees donated by Harrison Nurseries on the five-acre ranch that houses animals such as horses, goats, llamas and even zebus.
A utilizacao de marcadores micros satelites localizados no Y que apresentam alelos de zebus, permitiu verificar a introgressao mediada por machos no gado africano (15, 20, 21) o que foi observado tambem na formacao de racas japonesas, coreanas e mongolicas (22).
Miniature Zebus come in a variety of colors including gray, white, spotted, black or red, with a sleek, short hair coat.