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/ əˈnoʊ ə /
a small forest buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) depressicornis, of the island of Celebes, having a brown coat and straight, sharp-tipped horns: an endangered species.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called dwarf buffalo.
Origin of anoa
1840–50; <Indonesian Malay <Makassarese anuang
Words nearby anoa
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Example sentences from the Web for anoa
Celebes has a curious dwarf ox, the "anoa," which is hardly bigger than a goat.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life|Ernest Ingersoll
The Anoa seems also to point towards the same region, so rich in varied forms of Antelopes.
British Dictionary definitions for anoa
/ (əˈnəʊə) /
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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