Definition of Sahiwal in US English:



  • An animal of a breed of cattle which originated in Pakistan but is now used in other tropical regions. Sahiwals have small horns and a hump on the back of the neck.

    • ‘However, recent studies have involved other Bos indices sire breeds such as the Boran, Nellore, and Sahiwal.’
    • ‘The Sahiwal is a Zebu breed that has been selected for milk production rather than for beef production.’
    • ‘As Bos indicus may also have been introduced in Iberia, data on six breeds from this lineage were also included (Butana, Kenana, Tharparker, Sahiwal, Gobra, Maure).’


Early 20th century: from the name of a town in the central Punjab, Pakistan.