Definitions for Bovineˈboʊ vaɪn, -vin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bo•vineˈboʊ vaɪn, -vin(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.

  2. oxlike; cowlike.

  3. stolid; dull.

  4. (n.)a bovine animal.

Origin of bovine:

1810–20; < LL bovīnus= L bov- (s. of bōs) ox

bo•vin′i•ty-ˈvɪn ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bovine(adj)

    any of various members of the genus Bos

  2. bovine, bovid(adj)

    of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)

  3. bovine(adj)

    dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox

    "showed a bovine apathy"


  1. bovine(Noun)

    An animal of the family Bovidae, including cattle, buffaloes and bison.

  2. bovine(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to cattle.

  3. bovine(Adjective)

    Belonging to the tribe Bovini, including cows, buffalo, and bison.

  4. bovine(Adjective)

    Sluggish, dull, slow-witted.

  5. Origin: From bovinus, from bos. Cognate to beef.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bovine(adj)

    of or pertaining to the genus Bos; relating to, or resembling, the ox or cow; oxlike; as, the bovine genus; a bovine antelope

  2. Bovine(adj)

    having qualities characteristic of oxen or cows; sluggish and patient; dull; as, a bovine temperament


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