ox

Definitions:

  • An adult castrated bull of the genus <em>Bos,</em> especially <em>B. taurus,</em> used chiefly as a draft animal.
  • A bovine mammal, especially one that has been domesticated.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="ox-coin">ox-coin</internalXref>.
  • The adult male of the domestic <em>Bos taurus</em>, known in the natural state as a <em>bull</em>, whose female is a <em>cow</em>, and whose young is a <em>calf</em>; in a wider sense, an animal of the family <em>Bovidæ</em> and subfamily <em>Bovinæ</em> or <em>Ovibovinæ</em>; a bovine.
  • In a restricted sense, the castrated male of <em>Bos taurus</em>, at least 4 years old and full-grown or nearly so. (See <internalXref urlencoded="steer">steer</internalXref>.) Such animals are most used as draft-animals and for beef.
  • The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.
  • the yak.
  • the zebu.
  • the banteng.
  • See under <er>Musk</er>.
  • See Ox gall, below.
  • the fresh gall of the domestic ox; -- used in the arts and in medicine.
  • ox marrow.
  • a very large ray (<spn>Dicerobatis Giornæ</spn>) of Southern Europe. It has a hornlike organ projecting forward from each pectoral fin. It sometimes becomes twenty feet long and twenty-eight feet broad, and weighs over a ton. Called also <altname>sea devil</altname>.
  • to be unfortunate; to know what sorrow is (because black oxen were sacrificed to Pluto).
  • Any <xref>bovine</xref> animal used as a <xref>beast of burden</xref> or for food, especially an adult <xref>castrated</xref> <xref>male</xref> of the domestic species.
  • any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
  • an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
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