banteng

banteng

[ban-teng]
noun, plural bantengs (especially collectively) banting.
a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus ), of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling the domestic cow: now greatly reduced in number.
Also, banting [bahn-ting] .


Origin:
< Indonesian Malay banténg < Javanese banṭéng

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banteng

(species Bos banteng), a species of wild Southeast Asian cattle, family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla), found in hill forests. A shy animal resembling a domestic cow, the banteng attains a shoulder height of about 1.5-1.75 m (60-69 inches). It has a slight ridge on the back, a white rump, white "stockings" on the legs, and slender, curving horns. Bulls are dark brown or black, and cows and young are reddish brown. The banteng is kept as a domestic animal in some areas

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