bovine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin bovīnus (relating to cattle), from Latin bōs (ox). Cognate to beef.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊ.vaɪn/
  • (US): enPR: bōʹvīn', bōʹvēn', bōʹvĭn; IPA(key): /ˈboʊˌvaɪn/, /ˈboʊˌvin/, /ˈboʊ.vɪn/
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  • Rhymes: (UK) -əʊvaɪn, (US) -oʊvaɪn

Adjective[edit]

bovine (comparative more bovine, superlative most bovine)

  1. (not comparable) Of or pertaining to cattle.
    Synonyms: neatish, (archaic) vaccine
  2. (not comparable) Belonging to the family, subfamily, tribe, or genera including cows, buffalo, and bison.
  3. Sluggish, dull, slow-witted.

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Noun[edit]

bovine (plural bovines)

  1. An animal of the family, subfamily, tribe, or genera including cattle, buffaloes and bison.

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French[edit]

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bovine

  1. feminine singular of bovin

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bovine

  1. feminine plural of bovino

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bovīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of bovīnus