water buffalowater buffalo
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
- Unlike the water-buffalo, it does not bathe in water or wallow in mud.
- Among the great wild cattle are the formidable gaur, or seladang, the banting, and the water-buffalo.