Definition of bovine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbəʊvaɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊvaɪn//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1(specialist) connected with cows bovine diseases
  2. 2(disapproving) (of a person) stupid and slow a look of bovine surprise/stupidity
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from late Latin bovinus, from Latin bos, bov- ‘ox’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bovine