Definitions for: Cattle

[n] domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"

Webster (1913) Definition: Cat"tle (k[a^]t"t'l), n. pl. [OE. calet, chatel, goods,
property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods,
property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head,
chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief
part of a man's property. See Capital, and cf. Chattel.]
Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including
all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules,
asses, and swine.

Belted cattle, Black cattle. See under Belted, Black.

Cattle guard, a trench under a railroad track and alongside
a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to
prevent cattle from getting upon the track.

cattle louse (Zo["o]l.), any species of louse infecting
cattle. There are several species. The {H[ae]matatopinus
eurysternus} and H. vituli are common species which suck
blood; Trichodectes scalaris eats the hair.

Cattle plague, the rinderpest; called also {Russian cattle

Cattle range, or Cattle run, an open space through which
cattle may run or range. [U. S.] --Bartlett.

Cattle show, an exhibition of domestic animals with prizes
for the encouragement of stock breeding; -- usually
accompanied with the exhibition of other agricultural and
domestic products and of implements.

Synonyms: Bos taurus, cows, kine, oxen

See Also: Africander, beef, beef cattle, boeuf, Bos, bovine, bull, bullock, calf, cow, dairy cattle, dairy cow, Devon, genus Bos, herd, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, moo-cow, ox, red poll, steer, stirk, Welsh, Welsh Black

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