of or relating to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.
a bovine animal.
- bo·vine·ly, adverb
- bo·vin·i·ty [boh-vin-i-tee], /boʊˈvɪn ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use bovine in a sentence
Made with grass-fed bovine collagen, this powder is the perfect addition to a chocolate lover’s pre- or post-workout smoothie.
This one packs 11 grams of bovine collagen peptides in every scoop and dissolves easily.
In 1893, a Raleigh newspaper carried an account of an elderly man recalling with undisguised scorn the anti-vaxxers of earlier decades who believed that childhood vaccines would lead young people to develop “bovine propensities.”The U.S. Has Had 'Vaccine Passports' Before—And They Worked | Jordan E. Taylor | April 5, 2021 | Time
This 620-foot-long exercise in bovine pedagogy is by Analia Saban, who was born in Argentina and lives in the United States.Sculpture parks are a great way to see art during a pandemic. Here’s why some are better than others. | Sebastian Smee | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s a challenge, because the life cycle of a bovine is pretty long, compared to any other meat protein.
He sat before a wall full of badges, in a big swivel chair, his bovine features set in mistrustful concentration.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis | Richard Ben Cramer | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The urge to move your marine bovine sandy pollock cosmopolitan hotels will be strong.Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Chrissy Teigen Weds John Legend | Anna Klassen | September 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those cells, however, were then grown using fetal bovine serum, an unappetizing by-product of the slaughter of pregnant cattle.Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages. | Nico Hines | August 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This miniaturized gym routine enabled the scientists to grow usable quantities of bovine muscle—otherwise known as beef.
Host Joe Rogan gleefully watches the contestants gag and struggle through the bovine brains until one young man quits altogether.‘Fear Factor’ Donkey Semen, More Gross Things Eaten on TV (Video) | Melissa Leon | February 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was a plump-faced, insipid child, with fair hair and pale blue eyes, stolid and bovine in their expressionlessness.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Later, while we three cast-aways drifted with the bovine tide, he spoke to Piegan Smith.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Bill Barry's statement that the cru-colored bovine was "lively" and could outrun his sorrel mare was, at least founded upon fact.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
The other man was negligible—a bovine lump of flesh without personality—born to hew wood and draw water for men of enterprise.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
He realized that the bovine belonged to the gentle sex, and anything was to be expected.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives | Elizabeth Strong Worthington
British Dictionary definitions for bovine
of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovini (cattle), a bovid tribe including domestic cattle
(of people) dull; sluggish; stolid
any animal belonging to the Bovini
- bovinely, adverb
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Scientific definitions for bovine
Characteristic of or resembling cows or cattle.
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