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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin bovīnus (relating to cattle), from bōs (ox). Cognate to beef.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊ.vaɪn/
  • (US): enPR: bōʹvīn, IPA(key): /ˈboʊvaɪn/
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AdjectiveEdit

bovine (comparative more bovine, superlative most bovine)

  1. (not comparable) Of or pertaining to cattle.
  2. (not comparable) Belonging to the family, subfamily, tribe, or genera including cows, buffalo, and bison.
  3. Sluggish, dull, slow-witted.

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NounEdit

bovine (plural bovines)

  1. An animal of the family, subfamily, tribe, or genera including cattle, buffaloes and bison.

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bovine

  1. feminine singular of bovin

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bovine

  1. feminine plural of bovino

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bovīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of bovīnus