anoa

anoa

[uh-noh-uh]
noun
a small forest buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa ) depressicornis, of the island of Celebes, having a brown coat and straight, sharp-tipped horns: an endangered species.
Also called dwarf buffalo.


Origin:
1840–50; < Indonesian Malay < Makassarese anuang

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anoa (əˈnəʊə)
 
n
Compare tamarau the smallest of the cattle tribe Anoa depressicornis, having small straight horns and inhabiting the island of Celebes in Indonesia
 
[from a native name in Celebes]

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