- (in the Philippines) the water buffalo.
Origin of carabao
1895–1900; < Philippine Spanish < Bisayan karabáw
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Examples from the Web for carabao
Red Bull—especially the Austrian version—along with Carabao appear to be the most widely recognizable brands.
Carabao, which costs about half as much—and tastes far sweeter—is the energy drink of choice for the average Afghan.
After chugging a can of Carabao, he chases the thugs away and wins her heart.
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.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia
Paul T. Gilbert
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
- another name for water buffalo
from Visayan karabáw; compare Malay karbaw
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