anoa

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

Origin of anoa

1840–50; < Indonesian Malay < Makassarese anuang
Also called dwarf buffalo.
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anoa

noun
  1. 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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