cattalo


cattalo
(KAT.uh.loh)
n.
A hybrid animal that combines a cattle and a buffalo and is said to be lower in fat and cholesterol and higher in protein and iron than cattle.
Example Citation:
There is a scurrilous rumor going around Buffalo Gap that Bob is
really a "cattalo" or a "beefalo," a cross between a buffalo and a
Charolais. It will take a DNA test to be certain, but no one cares
that much.
— Art Chapman, "Real buffalo or no? Only he knows, and he's not talking," Fort Worth Star Telegram, December 16, 2001
Earliest Citation:
Construction of the Trent Severn waterway brought other less enduring occupations. Her Majesty's Royal Navy no longer has much demand for the white pine masts which previously kept the town in business, and lumberman Mossom Boyd's 1893 attempts to cross cattle with bison are now all forgotten except for the mounted head of the "cattalo" hanging just inside the doors of the municipal building.
— Betty Zyvatkauskas, "Old boom times flavor in waterway territory," The Globe and Mail, August 23, 1980
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  • cattalo — n. hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; it yields leaner beef than conventional breeds; it is called also {beefalo}. Syn: beefalo. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cattalo — ☆ cattalo [kat′ə lō΄ ] n. pl. cattaloes or cattalos CATALO …   English World dictionary

  • cattalo — noun hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; yields leaner beef than conventional breeds • Syn: ↑beefalo • Hypernyms: ↑beef, ↑beef cattle * * * cattalo var. catalo …   Useful english dictionary

  • cattalo — /kat l oh /, n., pl. cattaloes, cattalos. beefalo. [1885 90; b. CATTLE and BUFFALO] * * * …   Universalium

  • cattalo — n. variety of cattle created by crossing a buffalo and a cow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cattalo — (Combination of English cattle and buffalo < Spanish búfalo [see citation])    Watts: 1944. A cross between a cow (longhorn or fully domesticated one) and a buffalo. Adams says that Charles Goodnight was the first to produce a hybrid between… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • cattalo — cat·ta·lo …   English syllables

  • cattalo — /ˈkætəloʊ/ (say katuhloh) noun (plural cattaloes or cattalos) → catalo …   Australian English dictionary

  • cattalo —   n. a cross between domestic cattle and N American bison …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • beefalo — cattalo cattalo n. hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; it yields leaner beef than conventional breeds; it is called also {beefalo}. Syn: beefalo. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English