water buffalo


noun

a buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, of the Old World tropics, having large, flattened, curved horns: wild populations are near extinction.

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Also called water ox.

Origin of water buffalo

First recorded in 1885–90
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water buffalo

water ox


noun

a member of the cattle tribe, Bubalus bubalis, of swampy regions of S Asia, having widely spreading back-curving horns. Domesticated forms are used as draught animalsAlso called: Asiatic buffalo, Indian buffalo, carabao
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