bovine

[boh-vahyn, -vin, -veen]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.
2.
oxlike; cowlike.
3.
stolid; dull.
noun
4.
a bovine animal.

Origin:
1810–20; < Late Latin bovīnus of, pertaining to oxen or cows, equivalent to Latin bov- (stem of bōs) ox + -īnus -ine1

bovinely, adverb
bovinity [boh-vin-i-tee] , noun
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bovine (ˈbəʊvaɪn)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovini (cattle), a bovid tribe including domestic cattle
2.  (of people) dull; sluggish; stolid
 
n
3.  any animal belonging to the Bovini
 
[C19: from Late Latin bovīnus concerning oxen or cows, from Latin bōs ox, cow]
 
'bovinely
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

bovine
1817, from Fr. bovin (14c.), from L.L. bovinus, from L. bos (gen. bovis) "ox, cow," from PIE *gwous- (see cow). Figurative sense of "inert and stupid" is from 1855.
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Science Dictionary
bovine   (bō'vīn')  Pronunciation Key 
Characteristic of or resembling cows or cattle.
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Example sentences
Red deer also spread bovine tuberculosis to co-habiting livestock.
The first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was detected in 1986.
As the bovine star awaits the rooster's cry, other animal noises fill the
  barnyard.
Minnie and Moo are best bovine pals living a comfortable life on a placid farm.
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