Definitions

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

Etymologies

French zébu.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French zébu, from Tibetan. (Wiktionary)

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