Brahman bull
Brahman Brah"man, Brahmin Brah"min, n.; pl. {Brahmans}, {Brahmins}. [Skr. Br[=a]hmana (cf. Brahman worship, holiness; the God Brahma, also Brahman): cf. F. Brahmane, Brachmane, Bramine, L. Brachmanae, -manes, -mani, pl., Gr. ?, pl.] 1. A person of the highest or sacerdotal caste among the Hindus. [1913 Webster]

{Brahman bull} (Zo["o]l.), the male of a variety of the zebu, or Indian ox, considered sacred by the Hindus. [1913 Webster]

2. a person from an old, respected, and usually wealthy family who has considerable social or political influence; -- a term used especially in New England; as, a Boston brahmin. [PJC]


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