American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having hooves.
- adj. Resembling hooves; hooflike.
- adj. Of or belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into the orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla and composed of the hoofed mammals such as horses, cattle, deer, swine, and elephants.
- n. An ungulate mammal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaped or formed into a hoof; hoof-like; ungulous.
- Hoofed, as a quadruped, like the horse, ox, etc.; belonging to the Ungulata. See bisulcate, multungulate, solidungulate, subungulate.
- n. An ungulate or hoofed quadruped.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Shaped like a hoof.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Furnished with hoofs. See the Note under Nail, n., 1.
- n. (Zoöl.) Any hoofed quadruped; one of the Ungulata.
- n. any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
- adj. having or resembling hoofs
- From Late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula ("hoof"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin ungulātus, from ungula, hoof, diminutive of unguis, nail; see unguis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the first place, tranquilizing a large ungulate is not like playing Whack-a-Mole.”
“But hunters should get over such squeamishness: Venison tongue, like that of any ungulate, is a lean, boneless muscle that's packed with protein, sublime texture, and great meaty flavor.”
“For example, the word behemah always refers to an ungulate hoofed animal and is rendered cattle in most translations.”
“He had three plants in plastic bags, a holo of some kind of ungulate, and a whole pocketful of rocks.”
“The study, analysed by researchers at the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and led and funded by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), is based on rigorous, monthly monitoring between 1989 and 2003 of seven "ungulate," or hoofed, species in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which covers some 1500 square kilometers in southwestern Kenya.”
“Given that cheese can be described as the rotted bodily fluid of an ungulate, that's not far off.”
“Not if you take a moment to reflect about it the next time you order a burger topped off with rotted ungulate bodily fluid.”
“How can the glandular secretions from a single ungulate arrive in so many different types of packaging?”
“Perfect rifle to sit in a stand with, waiting on southern deer, or some skinny, thirsty ungulate across the pond.”
“Humans have strong feelings about wolves—probably because, as predators, they have been one of our major rivals for ungulate calories over the millennia—and government officials are no exception.”
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