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  • noun true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats


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  • It was evident to all, however, that they were some species of oxen or buffaloes, since they bore a general resemblance to animals of the family of _bovidae_.

    The Plant Hunters Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

  • It would be difficult to conceive a more appropriate name for them; but this did not satisfy the modern closet-naturalists -- who, finding certain differences between them and other _bovidae_, must needs form a new genus, to accommodate this one species, and by such means render the study of zoology more difficult.

    The Plant Hunters Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

  • Another group of people who believe in the eye's destructive power on four-legged bovidae are Saudi breeders of pedigree goats for competitions.

    The Guardian World News


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