water buffalo

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water buffalo:

see buffalobuffalo,
name commonly applied to the American bison but correctly restricted to certain related African and Asian mammals of the cattle family. The water buffalo, or Indian buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, is found in S Asia.
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water buffalo

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a member of the cattle tribe, Bubalus bubalis, of swampy regions of S Asia, having widely spreading back-curving horns. Domesticated forms are used as draught animals
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Eiectrophoretic and immunological differentiation of Indian buffalo and sheep hydatidosis.
Moore uses the word "met" in two senses here: the Indian buffalo "meets" or satisfies Moore's idea of buffalo-hood in its ability to "meet" or oppose human attempts to define its character.
The emphatic "yes" that accompanies Moore's approval of the wild aurochs becomes a resounding "no" as Moore separates the aurochs-like Indian buffalo from those tame oxen specifically bred for their muscle.
In contrast to its tame and hard-working relatives, Moore's Indian buffalo retains much of its wild character.
but the Indian buffalo, albino- footed, standing in the mud-lake, with a day's work to do.
While Moore pictures the Vermont ox and the Over-Drove Ox toiling under human authority, she depicts the Indian buffalo lounging in its favorite habitat, the "mud lake.