What does bovine mean?

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ˈboʊ vaɪn, -vinbovine

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bovine

    bō′vīn, adj. pertaining to cattle. [L. bos, bovis, Gr. bous, an ox or cow.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bovine

    A classification and type of animal of various species.

    Bovine include cows, cattle, ox, buffalo etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bovine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bovine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bovine in a Sentence

  1. Paul Van Helden:

    We have found bovine TB in two dozen mammal species in South Africa and I would guess a form of TB could be found in every mammal, people didn't think it would spread, but it has.

Images & Illustrations of bovine

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