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Fun quiz: What is the non-gender-specific English word for one cow (or for one bull)?

The plural form for more than one of these animals is “cattle.” Of course, you word sleuths could look it up in Wikipedia. But that would not be sporting, would it? :)

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Tom Ware (Tusitala Tom) says

20 months ago
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    Liza Lugo JD (lawdoctorlee) 20 months ago

    You got it, Tom! Bovine - a member of the genus Bos.

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Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) says

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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 20 months ago

    'Bovine' is the adjective, or nature of cattle, 'kine' is the archaic plural still in use

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Larry Fields says

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Nadia Ribadu says

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Dr. Arthur Ide says

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    Nadia Ribadu 20 months ago

    Not "sow," because it refers--especially derogatorily these days, to a female swine. I think the questioner said NON-gender words. Besides, I don't think a sow is bovine but porcine.