bovo-, bov-, bos-

(Latin: cow, ox)

1. The flesh of a cow, steer, or bull raised and killed for its meat.
2. The flesh of a slaughtered full-grown steer, bull, ox, or cow.
3. Etymology: from Old French boef, from Latin bos (bovis, bovem), "ox, cow".
Designation of the group of bovine ruminants that includes the Oriental species, gaur, gayal, and banteng (forming the subgenus Bibos).
A widely distributed genus of the artiodactyl family Bovidae, including domesticated cattle and yaks.

Artiodactyla refer to a mammalian order comprising the even-toed ungulates; such as, pigs, peccaries, hippopotami, camels, deer, cows, sheep, goats, and antelopes.

Bosphorus, Bosporus
1. A narrow strait separating European and Asian Turkey and joining the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. It has been an important trade route since ancient times.
2. The name, meaning "ox passage", is associated with a Greek myth about Io's travels after Zeus turned her into an ox for her protection.
An oxgang, or as much land as an ox can plow in a year; an ancient measure of land, of indefinite quantity, but usually estimated at fifteen acres.
1. A slayer of oxen or other cattle.
2. Sometimes a reference to a butcher.
Raising cattle.
Of or belonging to the family Bovidae, which includes hoofed, hollow-horned ruminants; such as, cattle, sheep, goats, and buffaloes.

Any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed mammals belonging to the family Bovidae. The family is widespread, being native to all continents except Australia and Antarctica, and diverse. Members include buffalo, bison, antelopes, gazelles, and both wild and domesticated cattle, sheep, goats, and water buffalo.

True antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; and goats.
Resembling an ox in form; ox-shaped.
A diverse group of about twenty-four species of medium-sized to large ungulates; including, domestic cattle, bison, the water buffalo, the yak, and the four-horned and spiral-horned antelopes.
bovine: oxen, cows, buffaloes
1. Of or pertaining to oxen.; resembling a ruminant mammal of the genus Bos; such as, an ox, cow, or buffalo.
2. A reference to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.
3. Applied figuratively to people or their behavior to mean "dull, stolid, stupid, oxlike; cowlike", and "listless".
Behaving in a bovine, dull, or inert manner.
A tribe made up of large to very large grazers, including large animals of great economic significance to humans in domestic cattle, water buffalo, and the yak, as well as smaller Asian relatives, and large free-roaming bovids in the African buffalo and the American bison.
bovovaccination (s), bovovaccinations (pl) (nouns)
The inoculation of cattle with bovovaccine to prevent tuberculosis.

Related "bovine; cow, ox, bull" word units: bou-; ox-; tauro-; vaccino-.