a fatal neurological disease of cattle, characterized by spongelike changes in the brain and thought to be caused by an infectious prion also implicated in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
the full name for BSE
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
See mad cow disease.
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 […]
of or relating to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus. oxlike; cowlike. stolid; dull. a bovine animal. 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 […]
noun trademark a concentrated beef extract, used for flavouring, as a stock, etc Historical Examples The Belgian Cookbook Various The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 Monica M. Stanley The Leader of the Lower School Angela Brazil Four Months Besieged H. H. S. Pearse Memoirs of a […]
troublemaking or rowdiness by street gang youths. Historical Examples Medoline Selwyn’s Work Mrs. J. J. Colter noun (Brit, slang) rowdiness, esp caused by gangs of teenage youths (as modifier): a bovver boy