Bovine meaning

bō'vīn', -vēn'
The definition of bovine is like an ox or cow, or slow or dull.

An example of something bovine is a bovine statue, a statue of a cow.

An example of something bovine is a bovine personality, a boring person.

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Bovine is defined as an animal in the Bovinae subfamily.

An example of a bovine is a cow, ox or buffalo.

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Of, relating to, or resembling a ruminant mammal of the bovid subfamily Bovinae, such as a cow, ox, or buffalo, especially one in the genus Bos.
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Sluggish, dull, and stolid.
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An animal of the subfamily Bovinae, especially one of the genus Bos.
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Of, relating to, or resembling a ruminant mammal of the bovid subfamily Bovinae, such as a cow, ox, or buffalo, especially one in the genus Bos.
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Sluggish, dull, and stolid.
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An animal of the subfamily Bovinae, especially one of the genus Bos.
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Of an ox.
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Having oxlike qualities; thought of as oxlike; slow, dull, stupid, stolid, etc.
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Any similar bovid.
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Relating to or resembling a ruminant mammal of the bovid subfamily Bovinae, such as a cow, ox, or buffalo, especially one in the genus Bos.
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An animal of the subfamily Bovinae, especially one of the genus Bos.
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Characteristic of or resembling cows or cattle.
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(not comparable) Of or pertaining to cattle.
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(not comparable) Belonging to the tribe Bovini, including cows, buffalo, and bison.
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An animal of the tribe Bovini, including cattle, buffaloes and bison.
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Any of a genus (Bos) of bovid ruminants.
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Origin of bovine

  • Late Latin bovīnus from Latin bōs bov- cow gwou- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Late Latin bovīnus from Latin bōs bov- cow gwou- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin bovīnus, from bōs (“ox”). Cognate to beef.
    From Wiktionary