Definitions for: Bos


[n] wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini



Webster (1913) Definition: Bos, n. [L., ox, cow.] (Zo["o]l.)
A genus of ruminant quadrupeds, including the wild and
domestic cattle, distinguished by a stout body, hollow horns,
and a large fold of skin hanging from the neck.

Synonyms: genus Bos

See Also: aurochs, banteng, banting, Bos banteng, Bos grunniens, Bos indicus, Bos primigenius, Bos taurus, Bovidae, bovine, Brahma, Brahman, Brahmin, cattle, cows, family Bovidae, kine, mammal genus, ox, oxen, tsine, urus, wild ox, yak, zebu

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