a slow, powerful buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) native to S Asia, Malaya, and the Philippine Islands, having a pair of large, strong horns growing from the sides of the head: it likes to wallow in mud and is used as a draft animal
A large, domesticated buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) of Asia that has large spreading horns and is used especially as a draft animal. The wild water buffalo is sometimes described as a different species, B. arnee. Also called carabao.
(plural water buffaloes)
- attributive form of water buffalo
- water-buffalo smell