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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bovine  \Bo"vine\,  a.  [LL.  bovinus  fr.L.  bos,  bovis,  ox  cow: 
  cf  F.  bovine.  See  {Cow}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  genus  {Bos};  relating 
  to  or  resembling,  the  ox  or  cow;  oxlike;  as  the  bovine 
  genus;  a  bovine  antelope. 
 
  2.  Having  qualities  characteristic  of  oxen  or  cows;  sluggish 
  and  patient;  dull;  as  a  bovine  temperament. 
 
  The  bovine  gaze  of  gaping  rustics.  --W.  Black. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bovine 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  belonging  to  the  genus  Bos  (cattle) 
  [syn:  {bovid}] 
  2:  dull  and  slow-moving  and  stolid;  like  an  ox  "showed  a 
  bovine  apathy" 
  n  :  any  of  various  members  of  the  genus  Bos 




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