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water buffalo

a buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, of the Old World tropics, having large, flattened, curved horns: wild populations are near extinction.
Also called water ox.
Origin of water buffalo
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The carabao, or water buffalo, is the one all-purpose farm animal.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • But it might have been Angora goats he was raisin', or water buffalo, or white mice.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • The carabao or water buffalo (nuang) is the most prized and valuable animal possessed by this tribe.

    The Tinguian Fay-Cooper Cole
  • The animal that is most essential in every way is the carabao or water buffalo.

    An Ohio Woman in the Philippines Emily Bronson Conger
  • There are four species, ranging in size from a squirrel to a water buffalo.

    Student Body Floyd L. Wallace
  • If a water buffalo with four legs can miss its step, how much more can we!

  • In some districts the water buffalo, Bubalus Buffelus, has run wild and affords sport.

    British Borneo W. H. Treacher
  • There, in the light from the ship, the ice bear and the water buffalo were fighting.

    The Beasts in the Void Paul W. Fairman
  • Muffie is very much attached to this birdie, allowing it to hop about her, like a crow on a water buffalo.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
British Dictionary definitions for water buffalo

water buffalo

a member of the cattle tribe, Bubalus bubalis, of swampy regions of S Asia, having widely spreading back-curving horns. Domesticated forms are used as draught animals Also called Asiatic buffalo, Indian buffalo, carabao
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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