Definition of Cape buffalo

1. Noun. Large often savage buffalo of southern Africa having upward-curving horns; mostly in game reserves.

Exact synonyms: Synercus Caffer
Generic synonyms: Buffalo, Old World Buffalo
Group relationships: Genus Synercus, Synercus, Tribe Synercus

Definition of Cape buffalo

1. Noun. A large African bovid, ''Syncerus caffer''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cape Buffalo

Cape May warbler
Cape Province
Cape Sable
Cape Town
Cape Trafalgar
Cape Verde
Cape Verde Islands
Cape Verde escudo
Cape Verde monetary unit
Cape Verdean
Cape Verdean Creole
Cape Verdeans
Cape York
Cape York Peninsula
Cape buffalo (current term)
Cape buffalos
Cape dagga
Cape hunting dog
Cape kafferboom
Cape lion
Cape lions
Cape lobster
Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope Province
Cape periwinkle
Cape primrose
Cape triangle
Cape triangles
Cape tulip

Literary usage of Cape buffalo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"The Cape buffalo. (B. Coffer.) This species is designated among the Hottentots by the name of ... Cape buffalo."

2. African Nature Notes and Reminiscences by Frederick Courteney Selous (1908)

3. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"... with other deer, the elephant, the Brahmin bull and cows (most inte- resting animals), and a Cape buffalo, which, unlike the lion, carries, as it were, ..."

4. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"The Cape buffalo is quite as formidable an animal as its Indian relation, ... The flesh of the Cape buffalo is not in great request even among the Kaffirs, ..."

5. A Monograph of the Genus Bos: The Natural History of Bulls, Bisons, and by George Vasey (1857)
"... the eastern side of Africa, to an unknown distance in the interior. Sparrman says that the period of gestation is twelve months. Head of Cape buffalo. ..."

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