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bovid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bovid of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
    • n bovid hollow-horned ruminants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bovid (Zoöl) Relating to that tribe of ruminant mammals of which the genus Bos is the type.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bovid Pertaining to the Bovidæ; bovine.
    • n bovid One of the Bovidæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. bos, bovis, ox, cow

Usage


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Why do some female bovids have horns, whereas others don't.
Males in the bovid family—antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep—have horns or antlers, which biologists agree evolved as weaponry to compete for mates.
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