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equine (odd-toed ungulate)

Definition:

a hoofed mammal having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

equines

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

equid

Etymology:

Latin equinus, from equus "horse", from Proto-Indo-European base *ekwo- "horse"...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Equidae | horse family

the taxonomic family of horses and related animals, including the extant horses, donkeys, and zebras, and many other species known only from fossils. All extant species are in the genus Equus. Equidae belongs to the order Perissodactyla, which includes... (39 of 895 words, 7 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

equid

any animal of the horse family (6 of 232 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

equid

any of a family (Equidae) of perissodactyl mammals consisting of the horses, asses, zebras, and extinct related animals (18 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/equid

Oxford Dictionary:

equid

Syllabification: (eq·uid) | [zoology] | a mammal of the horse family (Equidae). (10 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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equid [zoology]

a mammal of the horse family (Equidae) (7 of 38 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

equid | equids [plural]

Any animal of the taxonomic family Equidae, including any equine (horse, zebra, ass, mule, etc.) (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/equid

Britannica Encyclopedia:

equine [mammal]

one of the mammal family of Equidae that includes the modern horses, zebras, and asses, as well as more than 60 species known only from fossils. All ... (27 of 211 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/190788​/equine

American Heritage Dictionary:

equine

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse. | Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras. (22 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

equine

relating to horses ; looking like a horse (8 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

equine [formal]

connected with horses, or appearing similar to a horse (9 of 24 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/equine

Random House Dictionary:

equine

of, pertaining to, or resembling a horse. | a horse. (9 of 20 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/equine

New World Dictionary:

equine

of, like, or characteristic of a horse | a horse (9 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

equid | equids [plural] | Equidae [member of]

a member of the family of animals that includes horses, donkeys, and zebras. Family Equidae. (15 of 41 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561533164​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

equine

First use: 1765

Origin: Latin equinus, from equus "horse", from Proto-Indo-European base *ekwo- "horse" (compare Greek hippos, Old Irish ... (16 of 33 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

equine

First use: 1776

Origin: Latin equinus, from equus horse; akin to Old English eoh horse, Greek hippos, Sanskrit aśva

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equid

First use: about 1889

Origin: New Latin Equidae, family name, from Equus, genus name, from Latin, horse

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American Heritage Dictionary:

equine

Origin: Latin equīnus, from equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

equine

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Latin equīnus, from equus horse

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/equine

Oxford Dictionary:

equine

First use: late 18th century

Origin: Latin equinus, from equus "horse"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/equine

equid

First use: late 19th century

Origin: modern Latin Equidae (plural), from Latin equus "horse"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/equid

Wiktionary:

equine | equines [plural]

Origin: Latin equīnus ("of or pertaining to horses").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/equine

New World Dictionary:

equine

Origin: Latin equinus from equus: see "equestrian"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/equine

Encarta Dictionary:

equine | equines [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: Latin equinus from equus "horse"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608958​/definition​.html  [offline]

equid | equids [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: modern Latin Equidae, taxonomic name from Latin equus "horse"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561533164​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

equine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "equine"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

equine

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

equine

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Cambridge Dictionary:

equine [formal]

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the Free Dictionary:

equine

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equid

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Google Dictionary:

equine | equines [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

equine

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equine

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equid

Audio: North American pronunciation of "equid"

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equid

Audio: North American pronunciation of "equid"

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YourDictionary Audio:

equine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "equine" by speech synthesizer

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