cows


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cow \Cow\, n.; pl. Cows (kouz); old pl. Kine (k[imac]n).
   [OE. cu, cou, AS. c[=u]; akin to D. koe, G. kuh, OHG. kuo,
   Icel. k[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ko, L. bos ox, cow, Gr. boy^s, Skr.
   g[=o]. [root]223. Cf. Beef, Bovine, Bucolic, Butter,
   Nylghau.]
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   1. The mature female of bovine animals.
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   2. The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals,
      etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

cows \cows\ n. pl. [pl. of cow.]
   domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or
   age; as, wait till the cows come home.

   Syn: cattle, kine, oxen, Bos taurus.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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