Definition of bovid in English:

bovid

Line breaks: bovid
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊvɪd
 
/

noun

Zoology
A mammal of the cattle family (Bovidae).
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • After hippos, bovids are the most abundant group of mammalian fossils.
  • Like bovids and cervids, they have a full set of lower incisors, but the uppers are replaced by a horny pad.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Bovidae (plural), from bos, bov- 'ox'.

More definitions of bovid

Definition of bovid in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day conspicuous
Pronunciation: kənˈspɪkjʊəs
adjective
clearly visible