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Yak vs. Ox

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Yaknoun

An ox-like mammal native to the Himalayas and Tibet with dark, long, and silky hair, a horse-like tail, and a full, bushy mane.

Oxnoun

An adult castrated male of cattle (B. taurus).

Yaknoun

(slang) A talk, particular an informal talk; chattering; gossip.

Oxnoun

Any bovine animal (genus Bos). A neat, a beef.

Yaknoun

(slang) A laugh.

Oxnoun

The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.

‘All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field.’;

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Yaknoun

(slang) Vomit.

Oxnoun

an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus

Yaknoun

(slang) A kayak.

Oxnoun

any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos

Yakverb

To talk, particularly informally but persistently; to chatter or prattle.

Oxnoun

a domesticated bovine animal kept for milk or meat; a cow or bull

‘he was tall and broad and as strong as an ox’;

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Yakverb

To vomit, usually as a result of excessive alcohol consumption.

Oxnoun

a castrated bull used as a draught animal

‘an ox cart’;

Yaknoun

A bovine mammal (Poëphagus grunnies) native of the high plains of Central Asia. Its neck, the outer side of its legs, and its flanks, are covered with long, flowing, fine hair. Its tail is long and bushy, often white, and is valued as an ornament and for other purposes in India and China. There are several domesticated varieties, some of which lack the mane and the long hair on the flanks. Called also chauri gua, grunting cow, grunting ox, sarlac, sarlik, and sarluc.

Oxnoun

used in names of wild animals related to or resembling a domesticated ox, e.g. musk ox.

Yaknoun

noisy talk

Ox

An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock (in BrE, AusE& IndE), is a male bovine trained and used as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration inhibits testosterone and aggression, which makes the males docile and safer to work with.

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Yaknoun

large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated

Yaknoun

a large domesticated wild ox with shaggy hair, humped shoulders, and large horns, used in Tibet as a pack animal and for its milk, meat, and hide.

Yaknoun

trivial or unduly prolonged conversation.

Yakverb

talk at length about trivial or boring subjects

‘she wondered what he was yakking about’;

Yak

The domestic yak (Bos grunniens) is a long-haired domesticated cattle found throughout the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, the Tibetan Plateau, Northern Myanmar, Yunnan, Sichuan and as far north as Mongolia and Siberia. It is descended from the wild yak (Bos mutus).

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