Definition of Zebu

1. Noun. Domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia.

Group relationships: Bos, Genus Bos
Generic synonyms: Bos Indicus, Brahma, Brahman, Brahmin



Definition of Zebu

1. 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.

2. 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.

Definition of Zebu

1. Noun. A domesticated ox native to Asia and Africa, having a large fleshy hump on its back and a dewlap. ¹

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Definition of Zebu

1. an Asian ox [n -S]

Medical Definition of Zebu

1. 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. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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zebu (current term)
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