Adjective "zebu" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈziːbuː/

Definitions and examples

noun

  1. 'On the bovine family tree, zebu are ten times further removed from the three members of the B. taurus group than those three are from one another.'
  2. 'None of them merit the same pious attention as our own original zebu.'

More definitions

1. one of a domesticated form of cattle, Bos taurus indicus, of India, having a large hump over the shoulders and a large dewlap.

More examples(as adjective)

"cases can be zebu."

Origin

Late 18th century: from French zébu, of unknown origin.