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 for cows
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cow \Cow\, n.; pl. Cows (kouz); old pl. Kine (k[imac]n).
     [OE. cu, cou, AS. c[=u]; akin to D. koe, G. kuh, OHG. kuo,
     Icel. k[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ko, L. bos ox, cow, Gr. boy^s, Skr.
     g[=o]. [root]223. Cf. Beef, Bovine, Bucolic, Butter,
     Nylghau.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The mature female of bovine animals.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals,
        etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cows \cows\ n. pl. [pl. of cow.]
     domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or
     age; as, wait till the cows come home.
  
     Syn: cattle, kine, oxen, Bos taurus.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cows
      n 1: domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or
           age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come
           home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of
           oxen" [syn: cattle, cows, kine, oxen, Bos taurus]

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