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zebu

[zee-byoo, -boo] /ˈzi byu, -bu/
noun
1.
one of a domesticated form of cattle, Bos taurus indicus, of India, having a large hump over the shoulders and a large dewlap.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < French zébu, of obscure origin
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zebu

/ˈziːbuː/
noun
1.
a domesticated ox, Bos indicus, having a humped back, long horns, and a large dewlap: used in India and E Asia as a draught animal
Word Origin
C18: from French zébu, perhaps of Tibetan origin
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zebu

n.

Asiatic ox, 1774, from French zebu, ultimately of Tibetan origin. First shown in Europe at the Paris fair of 1752.

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