From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bovine \Bo"vine\, a. [LL. bovinus, fr. L. bos, bovis, ox, cow:
   cf. F. bovine. See Cow.]
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   1. (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the genus Bos; relating to,
      or resembling, the ox or cow; oxlike; as, the bovine
      genus; a bovine antelope.
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   2. Having qualities characteristic of oxen or cows; sluggish
      and patient; dull; as, a bovine temperament.
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            The bovine gaze of gaping rustics.    --W. Black.
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