Equine
Equine E"quine, a. [L. equinus, fr. equus horse; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. a?va, OS. ehu, AS. eh, eoh, Icel. j?r, OIr. ech, cf. Skr. a? to reach, overtake, perh. akin to E. acute, edge, eager, a. Cf. {Hippopotamus}.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a horse. [1913 Webster]

The shoulders, body, things, and mane are equine; the head completely bovine. --Sir J. Barrow. [1913 Webster] ||


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