Definition of Family bovidae
1. Noun. True antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Ruminantia, Suborder Ruminantia
Member holonyms: Bovid, Bovinae, Subfamily Bovinae, Bovini, Tribe Bovini, Bos, Genus Bos, Buffalo, Old World Buffalo, Bubalus, Genus Bubalus, Tribe Bubalus, Genus Anoa, Genus Synercus, Synercus, Tribe Synercus, Bibos, Genus Bibos, Genus Bison, Genus Ovibos, Ovibos, Genus Ovis, Ovis, Ammotragus, Genus Ammotragus, Capra, Genus Capra, Goat Antelope, Genus Oreamnos, Oreamnos, Genus Naemorhedus, Naemorhedus, Capricornis, Genus Capricornis, Genus Rupicapra, Rupicapra, Budorcas, Genus Budorcas, Antilope, Genus Antilope, Genus Litocranius, Litocranius, Genus Addax, Connochaetes, Genus Connochaetes, Genus Madoqua, Madoqua, Alcelaphus, Genus Alcelaphus, Damaliscus, Genus Damaliscus, Aepyceros, Genus Aepyceros, Gazella, Genus Gazella, Antidorcas, Genus Antidorcas, Genus Strepsiceros, Genus Tragelaphus, Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus, Boselaphus, Genus Boselaphus, Genus Hippotragus, Hippotragus, Genus Saiga, Genus Raphicerus, Raphicerus, Genus Taurotragus, Taurotragus, Genus Kobus, Kobus, Adenota, Genus Adenota, Genus Oryx, Genus Pseudoryx, Pseudoryx
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Bovidae
Literary usage of Family bovidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The characteristic of this family Bovidae,—Lastly, we have the great family of hollow-horned ruminants or Bovidae, in which the horns (present in the males ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"Their inclusion along with these creatures in one family, Bovidae, shows that no differences of an important diameter exist. The term Antelope is rather of ..."
3. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1898)
"family bovidae. Bison americanus (Buffalo), Nebraska. Ovis canadensis (Mountain Sheep), Montana. Capra aegagrus (Goat), E. Europe. ..."