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Bovine vs. Porcine — What's the Difference?

Bovine vs. Porcine — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bovine and Porcine

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Bovine

Of, relating to, or resembling a ruminant mammal of the bovid subfamily Bovinae, such as a cow, ox, or buffalo, especially one in the genus Bos.

Porcine

Of or resembling swine or a pig
"a bald porcine old man" (Vladimir Nabokov).

Bovine

Sluggish, dull, and stolid.

Porcine

Of or pertaining to pigs.

Bovine

An animal of the subfamily Bovinae, especially one of the genus Bos.
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Porcine

(derogatory) Overweight to the extent of resembling a pig; morbidly obese.

Bovine

(not comparable) Of or pertaining to cattle.

Porcine

Of or pertaining to swine; characteristic of the hog.

Bovine

(not comparable) Belonging to the family, subfamily, tribe, or genera including cows, buffalo, and bison.

Porcine

Relating to or suggesting swine;
Comparison between human and porcine pleasures

Bovine

Sluggish, dull, slow-witted.

Porcine

Repellently fat;
A bald porcine old man

Bovine

An animal of the family, subfamily, tribe, or genera including cattle, buffaloes and bison.

Porcine

Resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy;
Piggish table manners
The piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father
Swinish slavering over food

Bovine

Of or pertaining to the genus Bos; relating to, or resembling, the ox or cow; oxlike; as, the bovine genus; a bovine antelope.

Bovine

Having qualities characteristic of oxen or cows; sluggish and patient; dull; as, a bovine temperament.
The bovine gaze of gaping rustics.

Bovine

Any of various members of the genus Bos

Bovine

Of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)

Bovine

Dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox;
Showed a bovine apathy

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