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zebu


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Zebu  \Ze"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,  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. 
 
  Note:  Some  of  the  varieties  are  used  as  beasts  of  burden,  and 
  some  fore  for  riding,  while  others  are  raised  for  their 
  milk  and  flesh.  The  Brahmin  bull,  regarded  as  sacred  by 
  the  Hindoos,  also  belongs  to  this  species.  The  male  is 
  called  also  {Indian  bull},  {Indian  ox},  {Madras  ox}, 
  and  {sacred  bull}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  zebu 
  n  :  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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