Bovine



of or relating to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.
oxlike; cowlike.
stolid; dull.
a bovine animal.
Contemporary Examples

The $330,000 Fake Burger Nico Hines August 4, 2013
7 Best Moments from the Scripps National Spelling Bee The Daily Beast Video May 28, 2009
‘Fear Factor’ Donkey Semen, More Gross Things Eaten on TV (Video) Melissa Leon February 2, 2012
The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis Richard Ben Cramer January 10, 2014

Historical Examples

The Wonderful Visit Herbert George Wells
The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
The Silver Canyon George Manville Fenn
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovini (cattle), a bovid tribe including domestic cattle
(of people) dull; sluggish; stolid
noun
any animal belonging to the Bovini
adj.
bovine
(bō’vīn’)
Characteristic of or resembling cows or cattle.

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