water buffalo

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wa·ter buf·fa·lo • n. a large black domesticated buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) with heavy swept-back horns, used as a beast of burden throughout the tropics. It is the descendant of the wild B. arnee, which is confined to remote parts of India and Southeast Asia.

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water buffalo (caraboa) Large ox, domesticated in much of the tropical world; it is feral in parts of India. Height: to 1.8m (6ft) at the shoulder. Family Bovidae; species Bubalus bubalis.

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water buffalo: see buffalo.