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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Adjective[edit]

bovine (comparative more bovine, superlative most bovine)

  1. (not comparable) Of or pertaining to cattle.
  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