Definition of Bos taurus
1. Noun. Domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age. "A team of oxen"
Member holonyms: Calf
Group relationships: Bos, Genus Bos, Herd
Generic synonyms: Bovine
Specialized synonyms: Ox, Stirk, Bullock, Steer, Bull, Cow, Moo-cow, Beef, Beef Cattle, Welsh, Welsh Black, Red Poll, Africander, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Cow, Milch Cow, Milcher, Milk Cow, Milker, Devon, Grade
Terms within: Beef, Boeuf
Derivative terms: Cattleship
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Literary usage of Bos taurus
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1. A Manual of organic materia medica: Being a Guide to Materia Medica of the by John Michael Maisch (1885)
"The arterial fluid of the ox, bos taurus, Linné,. Class, Mammalia ; order, Ruminantia. Habitat.—Domesticated. Properties.—Red, opaque ; sp. grav. ..."
2. Liberia by Harry Hamilton Johnston, Otto Stapf (1906)
"They are cylindrical, of very great length, generally longest in the cows, and compared with those of bos taurus they take a different direction in growth.2 ..."