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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Bovinae — the cattle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of ruminant quadrupeds, including the wild and domestic cattle, distinguished by a stout body, hollow horns, and a large fold of skin hanging from the neck.


From Latin bōs ("cow, bull, or ox"). (Wiktionary)



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