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  • noun Plural form of zebu.


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  • Sherri Brasby spelled the word "zebus" to earn 30 points on the Scrabble board in the event that saw about 20 riders collecting a total of six letters each at biking checkpoints around North Platte.

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  • The greater part of the travellers were aware of this interruption, and, leaving the train, they began to engage such vehicles as the village could provide four-wheeled palkigharis, waggons drawn by zebus, carriages that looked like perambulating pagodas, palanquins, ponies, and what not.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • Upon the car, which was drawn by four richly caparisoned zebus, stood a hideous statue with four arms, the body coloured a dull red, with haggard eyes, dishevelled hair, protruding tongue, and lips tinted with betel.

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  • Downsized from 450-kg Brazilian zebus through selective breeding by Mexican researchers, these gentle animals are reported to yield two-thirds as much milk (3-4 liters daily) as the parent stock.

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  • Our zebus did not produce enough milk; they only produced two or three liters, sometimes a little more.

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

  • In the tropics, of course, we knew how to produce meat in the extensive manner, and we used very rustic cattle, primarily zebus.

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

  • We did not have the opportunity to bring in other types of zebus from other countries with more milk-producing qualities.

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

  • There are many lowlands here -- almost swamps -- which are not suitable for raising Holsteins and are barely suitable for raising zebus, but they are suitable for raising buffalo.


  • Banteng have proved to be useful as draft animals for the farm but are reportedly less suitable than zebus for hauling carts on roads.

    1 Domesticated Banteng

  • Banteng are trained when they are about 2 years old and are reportedly easier to train than zebus.

    1 Domesticated Banteng


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