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Definition of "water buffalo" [wa•ter buf•fa•lo]

  • A large buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) of Asia, often domesticated especially as a draft animal and having large spreading horns. Also called carabao, water ox. (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 "water buffalo" in a sentence
  • "Kudra took to the marriage bed the way a water buffalo takes to a mud wallow."
  • "It tells of a man named Don Lamu, who strolled out to move his water buffalo onto pasture and “got an attack from a komodo which caused a very serious pain which needed a very long cure.”"