Carabao vs. Cow

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Carabao and Cow is that the Carabao is a subspecies, domesticated water buffalo and Cow is a domesticated form of Aurochs.

  • Carabao

    The carabao (Filipino: kalabaw; Bisaya: kabaw) is a domestic swamp-type water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) native to the Philippines. Despite the popular notion that this bovine has been declared as the national animal of the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines has stated that this is not the case as it has no basis in Philippine law.Carabaos were also introduced to Guam from the Philippines in the 17th century. They have also acquired great cultural significance to native Chamorro and is considered as the unofficial national animal of Guam. In Malaysia, carabaos (known as kerbau in Malay) are also the official animal of the state of Negeri Sembilan.

  • Cow

    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.

    Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal), as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (oxen or bullocks that pull carts, plows and other implements). Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning.

    Around 10,500 years ago, cattle were domesticated from as few as 80 progenitors in southeast Turkey. According to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world. In 2009, cattle became one of the first livestock animals to have a fully mapped genome. Some consider cattle the oldest form of wealth, and cattle raiding consequently one of the earliest forms of theft.

  • Carabao (noun)

    A domesticated subspecies of water-buffalo, noshow=1.

  • Cow (noun)

    An adult female of the species Bos taurus that has calved.

  • Cow (noun)

    Any member of the species Bos taurus regardless of calves.

  • Cow (noun)

    Beef: the meat of cattle as food.

  • Cow (noun)

    Any bovines or bovids generally, including yaks, buffalo, etc.

  • Cow (noun)

    A female member of other large species of mammal, including the bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants.

  • Cow (noun)

    A woman considered unpleasant in some way, particularly one considered nasty, stupid, fat, lazy, or difficult.

  • Cow (noun)

    A chock: a wedge or brake used to stop a machine or car.

  • Cow (verb)

    To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.

    “Con artists are not cowed by the law.”


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