Origin of bovine
Examples from the Web for bovine
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|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|DAILY BEAST
A star is born, another goes down courtesy of a synonym for bovine rabies, and the judges try but fail to steal the show.7 Best Moments from the Scripps National Spelling Bee|The Daily Beast Video|May 29, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The normal temperature of the bovine is 101 to 102 F., which is higher than that of the horse.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Of the two, the bovine is much the more virulent when inoculated into experimental animals.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
Why were their bovine eyes gazing blankly ahead of them at nothing?Abroad at Home|Julian Street
Although not an expert at climbing, I shinned aloft like a squirrel, and for a moment expected the bovine to follow.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck|R. Pitcher Woodward
It developed that the bovine Mrs. Levy and the tell-tale Mrs. Levine had gone back that morning.Comrade Yetta|Albert Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for bovine
Word Origin for bovine
Word Origin and History for bovine
1817, from French bovin (14c.), from Late Latin bovinus, from Latin bos (genitive bovis) "ox, cow," from PIE *gwous- (see cow (n.)). Figurative sense of "inert and stupid" is from 1855.