from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A plural of cow1.
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- n. Plural form of cow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Cows.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of cow.
- n. A weasel.
- n. In physical, the c. g. s. unit of velocity. Since in the c. g. s. system the units of distance and time are the centimeter and second, respectively, the kine is a velocity of one centimeter per second.
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- n. domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
Middle English kyn, from Old English cȳna, genitive pl. of cū, cow; see cow1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English kyn, kuin, kiin, kien, variant (double plural) of Middle English ky, kye ("cows"), equivalent to ky, kye + -en. Alternative etymology derives Middle English kyn from Old English cȳna ("cows', of cows"), genitive plural of cū ("cow"). More at cow. (Wiktionary)