Definition of bush cattle in English:

bush cattle


mass nounAustralian
  • Wild cattle, as distinct from farm-bred animals.

    ‘the sale cattle had to be kept separate from the bush cattle also watering there’
    • ‘These bush cattle are said to be readily distinguishable from the wild mountain cattle.’
    • ‘The owners of Bush Cattle shall pay £5 for every like offence of every head of Bush Cattle, such Cattle being especially troublesome.’
    • ‘We were always conscious of keeping bush cattle out.’
    • ‘They soon began to act like bush cattle, wild and free.’
    • ‘He states that the disease was much more virulent in the Scotch dairies cattle than in the colony among bush cattle.’
    • ‘He had never seen a mob of bush cattle.’
    • ‘The mortality in adult bush cattle and young bulls is, as a rule, from 2 to 5 per cent.’
    • ‘He tells of the sagacity of dogs, and the ferociousness of the bush cattle.’
    • ‘14 bush cattle were inoculated.’
    • ‘He rattled through the party's policies at the speed of a bush cattle auctioneer.’