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Bos taurus   /bɑs tˈɔrəs/   Listen
Bos taurus

noun
1.
Domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age.  Synonyms: cattle, cows, kine, oxen.  "Wait till the cows come home" , "Seven thin and ill-favored kine" , "A team of oxen"






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"Bos taurus" Quotes from Famous Books



... been completely tamed. When taken young they become, it is true, accustomed to their keepers, but the approach of other persons renders them furious; and even their keepers must be careful always to wear the same sort of dress when going near them. Their great antipathy to the Bos Taurus, which they either avoid or kill, would render their domestication, if it were practicable, but little desirable. The experiments made with a view of obtaining a mixed breed from the Zubr and Bos Taurus have all failed, and ...
— Delineations of the Ox Tribe • George Vasey



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