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bovine

[boh-vahyn, -vin, -veen] /ˈboʊ vaɪn, -vɪn, -vin/
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
1810-1820
1810-20; < Late Latin bovīnus of, pertaining to oxen or cows, equivalent to Latin bov- (stem of bōs) ox + -īnus -ine1
Related forms
bovinely, adverb
bovinity
[boh-vin-i-tee] /boʊˈvɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bovinely

bovine

/ˈbəʊvaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovini (cattle), a bovid tribe including domestic cattle
2.
(of people) dull; sluggish; stolid
noun
3.
any animal belonging to the Bovini
Derived Forms
bovinely, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin bovīnus concerning oxen or cows, from Latin bōs ox, cow
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Word Origin and History for bovinely

bovine

adj.

1817, from French bovin (14c.), from Late Latin bovinus, from Latin bos (genitive bovis) "ox, cow," from PIE *gwous- (see cow (n.)). Figurative sense of "inert and stupid" is from 1855.

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bovinely in Science
bovine
  (bō'vīn')   
Characteristic of or resembling cows or cattle.
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