anoa

[uh-noh-uh]
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noun

a small forest buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) depressicornis, of the island of Celebes, having a brown coat and straight, sharp-tipped horns: an endangered species.

Nearby words

  1. annunzio, d',
  2. annus horribilis,
  3. annus mirabilis,
  4. annwfn,
  5. ano-,
  6. anobiid,
  7. anococcygeal,
  8. anococcygeal nerve,
  9. anocutaneous line,
  10. anode

Origin of anoa

1840–50; < Indonesian Malay < Makassarese anuang

Also called dwarf buffalo.

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British Dictionary definitions for anoa

anoa

noun

the smallest of the cattle tribe Anoa depressicornis, having small straight horns and inhabiting the island of Celebes in IndonesiaCompare tamarau

Word Origin for anoa

from a native name in Celebes

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