bo·vine (bōvīn′, -vēn′)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a ruminant mammal of the bovid subfamily Bovinae, such as a cow, ox, or buffalo, especially one in the genus Bos.
2. Sluggish, dull, and stolid.
An animal of the subfamily Bovinae, especially one of the genus Bos.
[Late Latin bovīnus, from Latin bōs, bov-, cow; see gwou- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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