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 (kăr′ə-bou′, kä′rə-)
n. pl. car·a·baos

[Spanish, from Visayan karabáw, from Malay kerbau.]
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n, pl -os
(Animals) another name for water buffalo
[from Visayan karabáw; compare Malay karbaw]
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(ˌkɑr əˈbɑ oʊ)

n., pl. -ba•os.
(in the Philippines) the water buffalo.
[1895–1900; < Philippine Sp < Bisayan karabáw]
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Noun1.carabao - water buffalo of the Philippinescarabao - water buffalo of the Philippines  
Asiatic buffalo, Bubalus bubalis, water buffalo, water ox - an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal
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The swamp buffalo is more common in Southeast Asian countries, while the river buffalo is more common in West Asia, particularly India and Pakistan (Borgese and Mazzi, 2005; Kumar et al., 2007).
Immunohistochemical detection of S-100 in the spleen of the Philippine swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis carabanensis Castillo, 1998) (Artiodactyla: Bovidae).
Proceedings of the National Workshop on Swamp Buffalo Development, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp.
The effect of M and U supplementation on microbes from in vitro incubation with swamp buffalo rumen fluid is shown in Table 6.
Postpartum uterine involution and ovarian activity in suckled swamp buffalo. Indian J.
In 1903, 10,000 swamp buffalo were imported from China and Cambodia.
With great persistence, he imported 53 Swamp Buffalo from Guam and 96 River Buffalo from Trinidad.
Swamp buffalo have been a persistent threat to the park, despite the Northern Territory's Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign (BTEC) carried out in the 1980s and 1990s.
Asian water buffalo - unlike the wilder swamp buffalo - are very placid animals and easy to handle.
(2010) also found the same results in growing swamp buffalo calves on varying dietary protein ration.