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English definition of “bovine”

bovine

adjective     /ˈbəʊ.vaɪn/ US  /ˈboʊ-/
specialized biology connected with cows: a bovine virus → See also BSECattle and similar animals slow or stupid in a way that a cow is thought to be: He had a gentle, rather bovine expression.Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
(Definition of bovine adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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