Definition of "zebu" []

  • A domesticated ox (Bos indicus) of Asia and eastern Africa, having a prominent hump on the back and a large dewlap. (noun)
  • 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 (noun)

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Use "zebu" in a sentence
  • "Many people called the zebu a buffalo; but the zebu is the zebu."
  • "But no indeed, the buffalo is one thing and the zebu is another."
  • "Some animals are fairly resistant to this disease, others such as zebu cattle, asses and horses are not."