Water buffalo
Water buffalo Wa"ter buf"fa*lo (Zo["o]l.) The European buffalo. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water buffalo — usually refers to: *Domestic water buffalo, the abundant Domestic Asian Water buffaloAnd can also refer to: *Wild Asian Water Buffalo, the endangered species which is the domestic buffalo s ancestor * Various other species in the genus Bubalus,… …   Wikipedia

  • water buffalo — water buffaloes N COUNT (water buffalo can also be used as the plural form.) A water buffalo is an animal like a large cow with long horns that curve upwards. In some countries water buffalo are kept for their milk and are used to draw ploughs.… …   English dictionary

  • water buffalo — water .buffalo plural water buffaloes or water buffalo n a large animal like a cow with long horns, used to work on farms in Asia …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • water buffalo — ► NOUN ▪ a large black buffalo with heavy swept back horns, used as a beast of burden throughout the tropics …   English terms dictionary

  • water buffalo — n. 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 …   English World dictionary

  • water buffalo — water ,buffalo noun count a large Asian animal, similar to a cow, that has black fur and horns. It is used for farming and pulling vehicles …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Water Buffalo — This article is about the domesticated Water Buffalo. For its endangered wild ancestor, see Wild water buffalo. For the wild African species, see African buffalo. For other uses, see Water buffalo (disambiguation). Water Buffalo Water buffalo cow …   Wikipedia

  • water buffalo — a buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, of the Old World tropics, having large, flattened, curved horns: wild populations are near extinction. Also called water ox. [1885 90] * * * or Indian buffalo Any of three subspecies of oxlike bovid (species Bubalus… …   Universalium

  • water buffalo — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms water buffalo : singular water buffalo plural water buffalos or water buffalo a large Asian animal, similar to a cow, that has black fur and horns. It is used for farming and pulling vehicles …   English dictionary

  • water buffalo — /ˈwɔtə bʌfəloʊ / (say wawtuh bufuhloh) noun the largest species of buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, originally from India but now domesticated and widely used as a draught animal; feral in northern Australia; carabao. Also, Asian water buffalo, Indian… …   Australian English dictionary

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