Definition of water buffalo in English:

water buffalo

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  • A large black domesticated buffalo with heavy swept-back horns, used as a beast of burden throughout the tropics.
    • Genus Bubalus, family Bovidae: the domesticated B. bubalis, descended from the wild B. arnee, which is confined to remote parts of India and SE Asia
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    • In Africa, the water buffalo is represented by the African or cape buffalo.
    • My friends and I took little-used routes to the outer edges of the valley to graze and mind our cows and water buffalo - the job of most rural kids.
    • However, few families own more than a small number of cows, water buffalo, or yaks because the mountainous topography does not provide grazing land for large animals.

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