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American bison (Bison bison)
 
European bison (Bison bonasus)

EtymologyEdit

Middle English bisontes (plural), from Old French bison, from Latin bisōn, bisōnt- (wild ox), from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (wild ox, aurochs), from Proto-Indo-European *wisAn- (aurochs, aurochs horn), from Proto-Indo-European *weys- (to flow, melt). Akin to Old High German wisunt (bison), German Wisent (bison), Old English wesend, wusend (bison, buffalo, wild ox), Middle Dutch wēsent (wild ox). Doublet of wisent.

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bison (plural bison or (chiefly dated) bisons)

  1. A wild ox, Bison bonasus.
    Synonyms: wisent, European bison
  2. A similar American animal, Bison bison else Bos americanus or Bisonte americano.
    Synonyms: American bison, buffalo (imprecise)

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bison

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bison

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bi.zɔ̃/
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NounEdit

bison m (plural bisons)

  1. buffalo (North American bison)
  2. wisent (European bison)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (bison, wisent). Compare Ancient Greek βίσων (bísōn).

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bisōn m (genitive bisōntis); third declension

  1. bison

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bisōn bisōntēs
Genitive bisōntis bisōntum
Dative bisōntī bisōntibus
Accusative bisōntem bisōntēs
Ablative bisōnte bisōntibus
Vocative bisōn bisōntēs

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French bison, from Latin bisōn, bisōnt- (wild ox), from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (wild ox, aurochs).

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bison f (plural bisons)

  1. (Jersey) bison