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Bu*ceph"a*lus (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. &?;, lit., ox-headed; &?; ox + &?; head.] 1. The celebrated war horse of Alexander the Great.

2. Hence, any riding horse. [Jocose] Sir W. Scott.

Bu*ceph"a*lus (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. &?;, lit., ox-headed; &?; ox + &?; head.] 1. The celebrated war horse of Alexander the Great.

2. Hence, any riding horse. [Jocose] Sir W. Scott.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Buceph`alus (i. e. ox-head), the horse which Alexander the Great, while yet a youth, broke in when no one else could, and on which he rode through all his campaigns; it died in India from a wound. The town, Bucephala, on the Hydaspes, was built near its grave.
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