Ros Indicus
Zebu e"bu, n. [?. z['e]bu; of uncertain origin.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rhinoceros Indicus — Rhinoceros Rhi*noc e*ros (r[ i]*n[o^]s [ e]*r[o^]s), n. [L., fr. Gr. rinoke rws, rinoke rwtos; ri s, rino s, the nose + ke ras a horn: cf. F. rhinoc[ e]ros. See {Horn}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any pachyderm belonging to the genera {Rhinoceros}, {Atelodus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian bull — Zebu e bu, n. [?. z[ e]bu; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian ox — Zebu e bu, n. [?. z[ e]bu; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Madras ox — Zebu e bu, n. [?. z[ e]bu; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacred bull — Zebu e bu, n. [?. z[ e]bu; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zebu — e bu, n. [?. z[ e]bu; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atelodus — Rhinoceros Rhi*noc e*ros (r[ i]*n[o^]s [ e]*r[o^]s), n. [L., fr. Gr. rinoke rws, rinoke rwtos; ri s, rino s, the nose + ke ras a horn: cf. F. rhinoc[ e]ros. See {Horn}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any pachyderm belonging to the genera {Rhinoceros}, {Atelodus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buceros rhinoceros — Rhinoceros Rhi*noc e*ros (r[ i]*n[o^]s [ e]*r[o^]s), n. [L., fr. Gr. rinoke rws, rinoke rwtos; ri s, rino s, the nose + ke ras a horn: cf. F. rhinoc[ e]ros. See {Horn}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any pachyderm belonging to the genera {Rhinoceros}, {Atelodus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buphaga Africana — Rhinoceros Rhi*noc e*ros (r[ i]*n[o^]s [ e]*r[o^]s), n. [L., fr. Gr. rinoke rws, rinoke rwtos; ri s, rino s, the nose + ke ras a horn: cf. F. rhinoc[ e]ros. See {Horn}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any pachyderm belonging to the genera {Rhinoceros}, {Atelodus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cerorhina monocrata — Rhinoceros Rhi*noc e*ros (r[ i]*n[o^]s [ e]*r[o^]s), n. [L., fr. Gr. rinoke rws, rinoke rwtos; ri s, rino s, the nose + ke ras a horn: cf. F. rhinoc[ e]ros. See {Horn}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any pachyderm belonging to the genera {Rhinoceros}, {Atelodus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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