Definition of carabao in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkarəˈbeɪəʊ/

noun (plural same or carabaos)

Another term for water buffalo.
Example sentences
  • The scene I caught was a tribal celebration at night with the tribesmen dancing and then butchering water buffaloes (called carabaos in the Philippines).
  • It may be topped with cheese made from the milk of the carabao (the local water-buffalo), slices of salted duck eggs, butter.
  • The next wave came from Malaysia and is credited with developing agriculture and introducing carabao (water buffalo) as draft animals.


Early 20th century: from Spanish, from a local word in the Philippines.

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