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zebu

[ zee-byoo, -boo ]
/ ˈzi byu, -bu /
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noun
one of a domesticated form of cattle, Bos taurus indicus, of India, having a large hump over the shoulders and a large dewlap.
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Origin of zebu

First recorded in 1765–75, zebu is from the French word zébu, of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for zebu

zebu
/ (ˈziːbuː) /

noun
a domesticated ox, Bos indicus, having a humped back, long horns, and a large dewlap: used in India and E Asia as a draught animal

Word Origin for zebu

C18: from French zébu, perhaps of Tibetan origin
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