zebu

Definitions:

  • A domesticated ox <em>(Bos indicus</em> syn. <em>B. taurus</em> subsp. <em>indicus)</em> native to Asia and Africa, having a prominent hump on the back and a large dewlap.
  • The Indian bull, ox, or cow; any individual or breed of <em>Bos indicus</em>, having a hump on the withers.
  • A bovine mammal (<spn>Ros Indicus</spn>) extensively domesticated in India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large mastiff.
  • A <xref>domesticated</xref> <xref>ox</xref> native to Asia and Africa, having a large <xref>fleshy</xref> <xref>hump</xref> on its back and a <xref>dewlap</xref>.
  • domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia
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