Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having hooves.
  • n. An ungulate animal; a hooved mammal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a hoof.
  • adj. Furnished with hoofs. See the Note under Nail, n., 1.
  • n. Any hoofed quadruped; one of the Ungulata.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
  • adj. having or resembling hoofs

Etymologies

Latin ungulātus, from ungula, hoof, diminutive of unguis, nail; see unguis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula ("hoof"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the first place, tranquilizing a large ungulate is not like playing Whack-a-Mole.

    Do You Have to Kill to Hunt?

  • 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.

    How to Cook Your Gut Pile

  • For example, the word behemah always refers to an ungulate hoofed animal and is rendered cattle in most translations.

    The Source

  • He had three plants in plastic bags, a holo of some kind of ungulate, and a whole pocketful of rocks.

    Futures Imperfect

  • 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.

    innovations-report

  • Given that cheese can be described as the rotted bodily fluid of an ungulate, that's not far off.

    You Eat That?

  • Not if you take a moment to reflect about it the next time you order a burger topped off with rotted ungulate bodily fluid.

    You Eat That?

  • How can the glandular secretions from a single ungulate arrive in so many different types of packaging?

    Milk jugs - glass, plastic and paperboard - have different environmental impacts

  • Perfect rifle to sit in a stand with, waiting on southern deer, or some skinny, thirsty ungulate across the pond.

    Rifles of Interest, Vol. 1

  • 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.

    The Politics of Protection

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  • Aw, maaaaan. Skipvia, I'm green with envy. Such fabulous wildlife you have!

    February 12, 2008

  • He was eating the scrub willow down by the road. On the drive home from Anchorage last night, we had to stop for a herd of caribou crossing the road.

    February 12, 2008

  • A moose crossed your driveway? I'm jealous. All we get here are stray cats.

    February 12, 2008

  • Seeing undulant immediately reminded me of this word, possibly because I was watching a moose cross my driveway just a few minutes ago... See Free Association.

    February 12, 2008

  • Also hoof-like (adjective).

    November 14, 2007