from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See water buffalo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A domesticated subspecies of the water-buffalo
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The water buffalo of the Philippines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common local name of the small water-buffalo, Bos (Bubalus) buffelus, peculiar to the Philippine Islands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. water buffalo of the Philippines
The carabao is a great friend of Filipino boys and girls.
[Page 10] the tillers of the soil wading barefoot and bareheaded in mud and water, holding plough or harrow drawn by an amphibious creature called a carabao or water-buffalo, burying by hand in the mire the roots of young rice plants, or applying as a fertiliser the ordure and garbage of the city.
Inarajan Mayor Franklin Taitague said, based on an account from one of the victim's relatives, the 46-year-old was riding a carabao, which is about two years old.
He said the carabao was a pet of the victim's family.
Even if spoken in what many Filipinos term as "carabao" English accent, proper English may be deemed acceptable for as long as the purpose of communication is realized.
After a few hundred pages, the puzzle was finally solved: the author meant "carabao", or water buffalo!
This innocent yet magic word was "carabao," the name of the water buffalo, the beast of burden that formed the American "cracker line" in the Philippines before the introduction of the ever-faithful mule.
Another name for the water buffalo is the carabao and that is a percentage I give.
We asked for carabao carts drawn by water buffalo, and the Filipinos volunteered, and about twenty-five showed up.
I got up on the last carabao cart and rode with one of the medical doctors, Lieutenant Musselman from Nebraska.
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