a small forest buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) depressicornis, of the island of Celebes, having a brown coat and straight, sharp-tipped horns: an endangered species.
- Also called dwarf buffalo.
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How to use anoa in a sentence
The anoa seems also to point towards the same region, so rich in varied forms of Antelopes.
Celebes has a curious dwarf ox, the "anoa," which is hardly bigger than a goat.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life | Ernest Ingersoll
Even the supposed aberrant anoa depressicornis of Celebes hardly differs sufficiently to warrant its separation.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for anoa
the smallest of the cattle tribe Anoa depressicornis, having small straight horns and inhabiting the island of Celebes in Indonesia: Compare tamarau
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