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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cow  \Cow\,  n.;  pl  {Cows}  (kouz);  old  pl  {Kine}  (k[imac]n). 
  [OE.  cu  cou,  AS  c[=u];  akin  to  D.  koe,  G.  kuh,  OHG.  kuo, 
  Icel.  k[=y]r,  Dan.  &  Sw  ko  L.  bos  ox  cow,  Gr  boy^s,  Skr. 
  g[=o].  [root]223.  Cf  {Beef},  {Bovine},  {Bucolic},  {Butter}, 
  {Nylghau}.] 
  1.  The  mature  female  of  bovine  animals. 
 
  2.  The  female  of  certain  large  mammals,  as  whales,  seals, 
  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cows 
  n  :  domesticated  bovine  animals  as  a  group  regardless  of  sex  or 
  age:  "so  many  head  of  cattle";  "wait  till  the  cows  come 
  home";  "seven  thin  and  ill-favored  kine"-  Bible;  "a  team 
  of  oxen"  [syn:  {cattle},  {kine},  {oxen},  {Bos  taurus}] 




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