Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the family Bovidae, which includes hoofed, hollow-horned ruminants such as cattle, sheep, goats, and buffaloes.
  • n. A member of the family Bovidae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An animal of the family Bovidae (such as the antelope, gazelle, goat, and sheep).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to that tribe of ruminant mammals of which the genus Bos is the type.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Bovidæ; bovine.
  • n. One of the Bovidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hollow-horned ruminants
  • adj. of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)

Etymologies

From New Latin Bovidae, family name, from Latin bōs, bov-, cow; see bovine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Yes, the Lords, those notorious bovid loving vegetarians.

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  • The six-year-old bovid, who is officially registered as Bullock UK 742266 200001, was taken to a local abattoir for a lethal injection.

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  • Welsh farmers and AMs say that the bovid should face the same fate as any other cattle if they were diagnosed with bovine TB, whereas the Hindus of Skanda Vale think that their domesticated ungulate should be treated if he becomes ill rather than just slaughtered.

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