bubaline

[ byoo-buh-lahyn, -lin ]
/ ˈbyu bəˌlaɪn, -lɪn /

adjective

(of antelopes) resembling or like the bubal, as the hartebeests or blesbok.
pertaining to or resembling the true buffaloes.

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Origin of bubaline

From the Latin word būbalīnus, dating back to 1820–30. See bubal, -ine1

Words nearby bubaline

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British Dictionary definitions for bubaline

bubaline
/ (ˈbjuːbəˌlaɪn, -lɪn) /

adjective

(of antelopes) related to or resembling the bubal
resembling or relating to the buffalo

Word Origin for bubaline

C19: from New Latin, from Latin būbalus; see bubal
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