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tamarau

or ta·ma·rao, ti·ma·rau

[tah-muh-rou, tam-uh-]
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noun
  1. a small wild buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) mindorensis, of Mindoro in the Philippines, having thick, brown hair and short, massive horns.
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Origin of tamarau

Borrowed into English from Tagalog around 1895–1900
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tamarau

tamarao

noun
  1. a small rare member of the cattle tribe, Anoa mindorensis, of lowland areas of Mindoro in the PhilippinesCompare anoa
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Word Origin

from Tagalog tamaráw
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