horse family

[ hawrs-fam-uh-lee, fam-lee ]
/ ˈhɔrs ˌfæm ə li, ˌfæm li /

noun

the animal family Equidae, once comprised of more than 40 genera and now represented by one surviving genus, Equus: noted as capable runners with muscular bodies and long legs, Equus members include horses, donkeys, zebras, and all their subspecies and hybrids.

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Origin of horse family

First recorded in 1855–60
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