cow whale

cow whale
cow whale
An adult male and female whale respectively

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cow — I. /kaʊ / (say kow) noun (plural cows or, Archaic, kine) 1. a. a large bovine, Bos taurus, the domestic cow, owing ancestry to both the European aurochs, B. primigenius, and the Asian zebu, B. indicus, domesticated since prehistoric times and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cow — I UK [kaʊ] / US noun [countable] Word forms cow : singular cow plural cows ** 1) an animal kept by farmers for its milk or meat. A male cow is called a bull, a female is a cow, and a young cow is a calf. Their meat is called beef. The sound a cow …   English dictionary

  • cow — cow1 S2 [kau] n [: Old English; Origin: cu] 1.) a large female animal that is kept on farms and used to produce milk or meat →↑bull 2.) a male or female animal of this type →↑bull ▪ a herd of cows 3.) the female of some large anima …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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