any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant grayish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
A breed of cattle widely used for cross breeding in northern Australia. They have a special tolerance to heat and drought and are also somewhat tick-resistant, unlike more temperate breeds.
The Brahman breed of cattle originated from the Bos indicus cattle originally brought to the US from India and Brazil. The principal breed was the Kankrej, called Guzerat in Brazil. Also used were the Nelore or Ongole and the Gir or Gyr.