Definitions of ox
  1. noun
    any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
    synonyms: wild ox
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    Bos primigenius, aurochs, urus
    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    Bos grunniens, yak
    large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated
    Bos banteng, banteng, banting, tsine
    wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
    Asian wild ox
    genus of Asiatic wild oxen
    Bibos gaurus, gaur
    wild ox of mountainous areas of eastern India
    Bibos frontalis, gayal, mithan
    ox of southeast Asia sometimes considered a domesticated breed of the gaur
    type of:
    any of various members of the genus Bos
  2. noun
    an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
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    Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen
    domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
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