Recent Examples on the Web: Noun. Unlike metal, plastic, and other traditional materials for tech devices, leather comes from a dead cow. — Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The HP Spectre Folio is a leather-clad laptop that's luxurious," 1 Oct. 2018 While the dairy industry cheered the news, some lawmakers had a cow.
Cow, in common parlance, a domestic bovine, regardless of sex and age, usually of the species Bos taurus.In precise usage, the name is given to mature females of several large mammals, including cattle (), moose, elephants, sea lions, and whales.
Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates.They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.
Remains of domesticated cattle dating to 6,500 B.C. have been found in Turkey and other sites in the Near East approach this age also. Some authorities date the domestication of cattle as early as 10,000 years ago, and others almost half that amount of time.