Definition of carabao in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌkarəˈbeɪəʊ

noun (plural same or carabaos)

  • another term for water buffalo.
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    • 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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