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Thread #60069 Message #960771
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
28-May-03 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: What do ranchers raise?
Subject: RE: What do ranchers raise?
Guest,Q said that cattle cannot be modified to be oxen, but are a different animal, and so there are both male and female oxen.
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, (unabridged), says:
Ox (oks), n., pl. oxen for 1 and 2, oxes for 3. 1. the adult castrated male of the genus Bos, used as a draft animal and for food. 2. any member of the bovine family 3. a clumsy, stupid fellow