What is the difference between Carabao and Bull?

The difference between carabao and bull

is that "carabao" is a domesticated subspecies of water-buffalo, Bubalus bubalis carabanesis and "bull" is an adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen.




  • A domesticated subspecies of water-buffalo, Bubalus bubalis carabanesis.


  • The weaker carabaos are slaughtered for meat, the stronger ones put to work on Golgotha, and the drivers are assimilated into the workforce.
  • Filipinos tell several stories about the carabao. The Tagalog, who live mainly on Luzon, tell the following story about how the carabao, one of the largest animals in the country, is tricked by one of the smallest animals, a hummingbird.
  • The Malay people who arrived in the Philippines between 1500 B.C. and 500 B.C. introduced the carabao as a work animal. Today the carabao, also known as the water buffalo, is a very important animal in the Philippines. Carabaos are popular farm animals.


  • An adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen.
  • A male of domesticated cattle or oxen of any age.
  • Any adult male bovine.
  • An adult male of certain large mammals, such as whales, elephants, camels and seals.
  • A large, strong man.
  • (finance) An investor who buys (commodities or securities) in anticipation of a rise in prices.
  • (Britain) Clipping of bullseye.
  • (obsolete) A drink made by pouring water into a cask that previously held liquor.


  • (finance: investor who sells in anticipation of a fall in prices): bear

Coordinate terms

  • cow, ox, calf, steer


  • The Bat—they called him the Bat. […]. He’d never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn’t run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn’t swear he knew his face.
  • Half-a-crown is known as an alderman, half a bull, half a tusheroon, and a madza caroon; whilst a crown piece, or five shillings, may be called either a bull, or a caroon, or a cartwheel, or a coachwheel, or a thick-un, or a tusheroon.


  • Large and strong, like a bull.
  • (of large mammals) adult male
  • (finance) Of a market in which prices are rising (compare bear)
  • stupid


  • a bull elephant
  • Synonym: male
  • Antonym: female
  • Antonym: bear
  • Synonym: stupid