Definition of American buffalo

1. Noun. Large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains.

Exact synonyms: American Bison, Bison Bison, Buffalo
Group relationships: Genus Bison
Generic synonyms: Bison
Terms within: Buffalo



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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Buffalo

American beaver
American beavers
American beech
American bison
American bisons
American bittern
American bitterns
American bittersweet
American black bear
American black vulture
American black vultures
American blight
American bog asphodel
American brooklime
American buffalo
American bugbane
American capital
American centaury
American chameleon
American cheese
American chestnut
American cocker spaniel
American cocker spaniels
American cockroach
American cockroaches
American columbo
American coot
American copper
American crab apple

Literary usage of American buffalo

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1. Six Months in America by Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1833)
"... some years ago in London, was merely the common american buffalo; which is, strictly speaking, the bison, or animal with the hump, and not the buffalo. ..."

2. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt (1893)
"HUNTING THE GRISLY CHAPTER I THE BISON OR american buffalo WHEN we became a nation, in 1776, the buffaloes, the first animals to vanish when the wilderness ..."

3. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1906)
"The american buffalo is characterized by its hair and colour. ... XX., where the hair of the forehead of the american buffalo is twelve inches long, ..."

4. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1906)
"The american buffalo is characterized by its hair and colour. Its head is very large, and is carried low, its neck short, the withers very high, ..."

5. The Wilderness Hunter: An Account of the Big Game of the United States and by Theodore Roosevelt (1893)
"Foremost among the beasts of the chase, on account of its numbers, its size, and its economic importance, was the bison or american buffalo •. its ..."

6. Wild Beasts and Their Ways: Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America by Samuel White Baker (1890)
"... CHAPTER XV american buffalo (BOS BISON AMERICANUS) THERE is no portion of the globe which exhibits the results of destruction more painfully than the ..."

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