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carabao

[kahr-uh-bah-oh] /ˌkɑr əˈbɑ oʊ/
noun, plural carabaos.
1.
(in the Philippines) the water buffalo.
Origin of carabao
Philippine Spanish
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Philippine Spanish < Bisayan karabáw
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  • And when he offered to give a carabao for it if that were so, its power was not shown.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • Upon his return, “carabao Bill” reported that he found the enemy.

    Bamboo Tales Ira L. Reeves
  • Vivan had gone on with the trunks and boxes packed upon a carabao.

  • It is said that the carabao never shows this hostility toward the natives.

    Wanderings in the Orient Albert M. Reese
  • The animal that is most essential in every way is the carabao or water buffalo.

    An Ohio Woman in the Philippines Emily Bronson Conger
  • On a carabao (worth usually about eighty pesos) this amounts to thirty pesos a year.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
  • He returns through Kiangan, however, and his carabao is seized by A, a Kianganite.

    Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
British Dictionary definitions for carabao

carabao

/ˌkærəˈbeɪəʊ/
noun (pl) -os
1.
another name for water buffalo
Word Origin
from Visayan karabáw; compare Malay karbaw
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