Noun Zebu Definition and Examples


Noun:

Zebu

Pronunciation:

/ˈziːbuː/

Definition:
1.

noun

  1. 'A zebu hybrid cow was found dead, and strange incisions were found on its body.'
  2. 'On the bovine family tree, zebu are ten times further removed from the three members of the B. taurus group than those three are from one another.'
((n.) 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.)


noun

1. one of a domesticated form of cattle, Bos taurus indicus, of India, having a large hump over the shoulders and a large dewlap.


Examples:

"places can have zebus."

Origin:
Late 18th century: from French zébu, of unknown origin.

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