Adjective "bovid" definition and examples

(Bovid may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbəʊvɪd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A mammal of the cattle family ("Bovidae" ).
  1. 'The Northern immigrants to South America included the rodents, Carnivora (bears, cats, dogs, etc.), llamas and horses, bovids (particularly deer), and the tapirs and elephants.'
  2. 'Like bovids and cervids, they have a full set of lower incisors, but the uppers are replaced by a horny pad.'

More definitions

1. of or relating to the Bovidae, comprising the hollow-horned ruminants, as oxen, antelopes, sheep, and goats. noun

2. any bovid animal.

More examples(as adjective)

"families can be bovid."

"bones can be bovid."

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Bovidae (plural), from bos, bov- ‘ox’.