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Pronunciation : Beef
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. boef, befe, beef, OF. boef, buef, F. b, fr. L. bos, bovis, ox; akin to Gr. , Skr. g cow, and E. cow. See 2d Cow.]
Definition : 1. An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, B. taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food.

Note: [In this, which is the original sense, the word has a plural, beeves (.] A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine. Milton.

2. The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food.

Note: [In this sense, the word has no plural.] "Great meals of beef." Shak.

3. Applied colloquially to human flesh.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Beef
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef. Beef tea, essence of beef, or strong beef broth.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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