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Noun: brahman  braa-mun
  1. A member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)
    "a Boston brahman";
    - brahmin
  2. A member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
    "originally all brahmans were priests";
    - brahmin
  3. The highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category
    - brahmin
Noun: Brahman  braa-mun
  1. Any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
    - Brahma, Brahmin, Bos indicus

Derived forms: Brahmans, brahmans

Type of: aristo [informal], aristocrat, blue blood, bovine, Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani, patrician, varna

Part of: Bos, genus Bos

Encyclopedia: Brahman