noun, plural beef·a·loes, beef·a·los, (especially collectively) beef·a·lo for 1.
a hybrid animal that is a cross between a buffalo and the domestic cow, bred for disease resistance and for meat with low fat content.
the meat of such an animal.
A “zedonk,” half donkey/zebra, was just born. What are the parents of ligers, dzos, and beefalos?Zedonk. Yes, this is for real. “The offspring of a zebra and a donkey.” Prepare yourself for an even larger dose of absurdity: there are plenty more zany names for unlikely crossbreeds, and we’ve collected a nonsensical herd of them. We don’t know if the baby zedonk, born in the state of Georgia about a week ago, has a name, but an Associated Press report notes that …
Where Did Narwhals Get Their Name?It’s likely no surprise that around here, we delight in animals with interesting names—from zedonk to beefalo. One of the few creatures that can top the zedonk for linguistic and zoological oddness is the narwhal. If you’ve ever seen a creature that looks like a whale with a unicorn horn, you might imagine it’s been Photoshopped. But that’s not fiction—that’s a narwhal. Where did the …
- beef stroganoff,
- beef tomato,
- beef up,
- beef wellington,
Origin of beefalo
Also called cattalo.
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