from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A domesticated ox (Bos indicus) of Asia and eastern Africa, having a prominent hump on the back and a large dewlap.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A domesticated ox native to Asia and Africa, having a large fleshy hump on its back and a dewlap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bovine mammal (Ros Indicus) extensively domesticated in India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large mastiff.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Indian bull, ox, or cow; any individual or breed of Bos indicus, having a hump on the withers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia
Many people called the zebu a buffalo; but the zebu is the zebu.
But no indeed, the buffalo is one thing and the zebu is another.
Some animals are fairly resistant to this disease, others such as zebu cattle, asses and horses are not.
Carts pulled by tough lean zebu (the local cattle) or by equally tough and lean humans haul their most precious commodity, water, which is in such short supply that people bathe and wash clothes on the roads whenever it rains.
Malvolio: If a “zeebow” really does mean a tetsubo — and not, as I first thought, a zebu — that would mean the good people of Massachusetts have illegalized a fictional weapon, legendarily wielded by trolls.
If a “zeebow” really does mean a tetsubo — and not, as I first thought, a zebu — that would mean the good people of Massachusetts have illegalized a fictional weapon, legendarily wielded by trolls.
For example, when the car breaks down and strands you in the middle of nowhere, with absolutely no roadside towing, except maybe a couple of zebu cows in the closest village, if you can find their owner.
The use of zebu intestine as a casing is actually a child of mass retailing and the need of supermarkets for cervelas that were alike in color, size and flavor.
The zebu intestine, Mr. Schletti explained, is the ideal casing for sausage.
But it was only some time last year that the Swiss seemed to realize that the casing for their favorite sausage is made from the intestines of the Brazilian zebu, a hump-backed ox of Asian origin but now found widely in South America.