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English Dictionary: Zebu by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
zebu
n
  1. domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Zebu \Ze"bu\, n. [[?]. z[82]bu; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[94]l.)
      A bovine mammal ({Ros Indicus}) extensively domesticated in
      India, China, the East Indies, and East Africa. It usually
      has short horns, large pendulous ears, slender legs, a large
      dewlap, and a large, prominent hump over the shoulders; but
      these characters vary in different domestic breeds, which
      range in size from that of the common ox to that of a large
      mastiff.
  
      Note: Some of the varieties are used as beasts of burden, and
               some fore for riding, while others are raised for their
               milk and flesh. The Brahmin bull, regarded as sacred by
               the Hindoos, also belongs to this species. The male is
               called also {Indian bull}, {Indian ox}, {Madras ox},
               and {sacred bull}.
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