One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hybrid of a cow and a yak.
- ‘Each family owns some goats, cows and dzos (yak-cow).’
- ‘Draft animals, especially the ubiquitous dzo, a cross between a yak and a cow, play a central part in the farming economy.’
- ‘They have two acres each and a dzo and they don't want to change.’
- ‘They could milk and herd the dzo, the cross between a yak and a cow, that meets most of Ladakh's dairy needs.’
Mid 19th century: from Tibetan ṃdso.
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