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Webster 1913 Edition


Zebu

Ze′bu

,
Noun.
[[GREEK].
zébu
; of uncertain origin.]
(Zool.)
A bovine mammal (
Ros Indicus
) extensively domesticated in India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large mastiff.
☞ Some of the varieties are used as beasts of burden, and some fore for riding, while others are raised for their milk and flesh. The Brahmin bull, regarded as sacred by the Hindoos, also belongs to this species. The male is called also
Indian bull
,
Indian ox
,
Madras ox
, and
sacred bull
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Zebu

ZEBU

,
Noun.
A variety of the common ox, with a hump on the shoulders. It is found in the East Indies and resembles the bos Indicus, or Indian ox, but is very small, being sometimes little larger than a dog.

Definition 2021


Zebu

Zebu

See also: zebu, zébu, and zebù

German

Noun

Zebu m (genitive Zebus, plural Zebus)

  1. zebu

Synonyms

  • Buckelrind

zebu

zebu

See also: Zebu, zébu, and zebù

English

Noun

zebu (plural zebus)

  1. A domesticated ox native to Asia and Africa, having a large fleshy hump on its back and a dewlap (Bos primigenius indicus).

Synonyms

Translations

See also

  • Appendix:List of sequence animal genomes/October 2014

Japanese

Romanization

zebu

  1. rōmaji reading of ゼブ

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛbu/

Noun

zebu n

  1. zebu

Portuguese

Noun

zebu m (plural zebus)

  1. zebu (domesticated ox native to Asia and Africa)