zebu
noun Etymology: French zébu Date: 1774 any of various breeds of domestic oxen developed in India that are often considered conspecific with the common ox (Bos taurus) or sometimes as a separate species (B. indicus) and are characterized by a large fleshy hump over the shoulders, a dewlap, pendulous ears, and marked resistance to the injurious effects of heat and insect attack

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  • zebu — (n.) Asiatic ox, 1774, from Fr. zebu, ultimately of Tibetan origin. First shown in Europe at the Paris fair of 1752 …   Etymology dictionary

  • zebu — s. m. [Zoologia] Mamífero ruminante da Ásia e da África, parecido com o boi, que tem no cachaço uma giba. = GEBO   ‣ Etimologia: francês zébu …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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  • 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

  • Zebu — Zebu, s. Rinder [Abb. 1516] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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