or ta·ma·rao, ti·ma·rau
- a small wild buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) mindorensis, of Mindoro in the Philippines, having thick, brown hair and short, massive horns.
Origin of tamarau
Borrowed into English from Tagalog around 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for tamarau
At this time the most absurd tales about the tamarau were in circulation.
Certainly there is no other approximating the tamarau in size which is so tough.
Few indeed are the men who have killed so much as a single specimen of the tamarau of Mindoro.
The tamarau sleeps during the day, almost invariably lying down in the densest of jungle growth, facing back upon its own trail.
There is one place in Mindoro called Canturai, where tamarau may be taken with comparative ease.
- a small rare member of the cattle tribe, Anoa mindorensis, of lowland areas of Mindoro in the PhilippinesCompare anoa
from Tagalog tamaráw
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