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Definition of "ungulate" []

  • Having hooves. (adjective)
  • Resembling hooves; hooflike. (adjective)
  • Of or belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into the orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla and composed of the hoofed mammals such as horses, cattle, deer, swine, and elephants. (adjective)
  • An ungulate mammal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ungulate" in a sentence
  • "In the first place, tranquilizing a large ungulate is not like playing Whack-a-Mole."
  • "But hunters should get over such squeamishness: Venison tongue, like that of any ungulate, is a lean, boneless muscle that's packed with protein, sublime texture, and great meaty flavor."
  • "For example, the word behemah always refers to an ungulate hoofed animal and is rendered cattle in most translations."