Definitions of bovid
  1. adjective
    of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
    synonyms: bovine
  2. noun
    hollow-horned ruminants
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    any of various members of the genus Bos
    Old World buffalo, buffalo
    any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
    any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
    Ovibos moschatus, musk ox, musk sheep
    large shaggy-coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland; intermediate in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep
    woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
    wild sheep
    undomesticated sheep
    caprine animal, goat
    any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
    goat antelope
    bovid related to goats but having antelope-like features: mountain goats; gorals; serows; chamois; gnu goats
    graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
    Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, forest goat, spindle horn
    cow-like creature with the glossy coat of a horse and the agility of a goat and the long horns of an antelope; characterized as a cow that lives the life of a goat
    ox, wild ox
    any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
    Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen
    domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
    Bos indicus, Brahma, Brahman, Brahmin
    any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
    Asiatic buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, water buffalo, water ox
    an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal
    Anoa depressicornis, anoa, dwarf buffalo
    small buffalo of the Celebes having small straight horns
    Anoa mindorensis, Bubalus mindorensis, tamarao, tamarau
    small buffalo of Mindoro in the Philippines
    Cape buffalo, Synercus caffer
    large often savage buffalo of southern Africa having upward-curving horns; mostly in game reserves
    American bison, American buffalo, Bison bison, buffalo
    large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
    Bison bonasus, aurochs, wisent
    European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison
    female sheep
    ram, tup
    uncastrated adult male sheep
    male sheep especially a castrated one
    black sheep
    sheep with a black coat
    Ovis aries, domestic sheep
    any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
    Ovis ammon, argal, argali
    wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia
    Marco Polo sheep, Marco Polo's sheep, Ovis poli
    Asiatic wild sheep with exceptionally large horns; sometimes considered a variety of the argali (or Ovis ammon)
    Ovis vignei, urial
    bearded reddish sheep of southern Asia
    Dall sheep, Dall's sheep, Ovis montana dalli, white sheep
    large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska
    mountain sheep
    any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
    Ammotragus lervia, Barbary sheep, aoudad, arui, audad, maned sheep
    wild sheep of northern Africa
    young goat
    billy, billy goat, he-goat
    male goat
    nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat
    female goat
    Capra hircus, domestic goat
    any of various breeds of goat raised for milk or meat or wool
    wild goat
    undomesticated goat
    Oreamnos americanus, Rocky Mountain goat, mountain goat
    sure-footed mammal of mountainous northwestern North America
    Naemorhedus goral, goral
    small goat antelope with small conical horns; of southern Asian mountains
    short-horned dark-coated goat antelope of mountain areas of southern and southeastern Asia
    Rupicapra rupicapra, chamois
    hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips
    Budorcas taxicolor, gnu goat, takin
    large heavily built goat antelope of eastern Himalayan area
    Antilope cervicapra, black buck, blackbuck
    common Indian antelope with a dark back and spiral horns
    Litocranius walleri, gerenuk
    slender East African antelope with slim neck and backward-curving horns
    Addax nasomaculatus, addax
    large antelope with lightly spiraled horns of desert regions of northern Africa
    gnu, wildebeest
    large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail
    any of several small antelopes of eastern Africa of the genus Madoqua; the size of a large rabbit
    a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward
    Damaliscus lunatus, sassaby, topi
    a large South African antelope; considered the swiftest hoofed mammal
    Aepyceros melampus, impala
    African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps
    small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes
    Boocercus eurycerus, Tragelaphus eurycerus, bongo
    large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns
    koodoo, koudou, kudu
    either of two spiral-horned antelopes of the African bush
    harnessed antelope
    any of several antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus having striped markings resembling a harness
    Tragelaphus buxtoni, mountain nyala
    shaggy antelope of mountains of Ethiopia
    Boselaphus tragocamelus, blue bull, nilgai, nylghai, nylghau
    large Indian antelope; male is blue-grey with white markings; female is brownish with no horns
    Hippotragus niger, sable antelope
    large black East African antelope with sharp backward-curving horns
    Saiga tatarica, saiga
    goat-like antelope of central Eurasia having a stubby nose like a proboscis
    Raphicerus campestris, steenbok, steinbok
    small plains antelope of southeastern Africa
    either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
    any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus having curved ridged horns and frequenting e.g. swamps and rivers
    Adenota vardoni, puku
    an African antelope closely related to the waterbuck
    oryx, pasang
    large African antelope with long straight nearly upright horns
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    any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
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