buffalo

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A herd of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
An American bison (Bison bison) in British Columbia

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese or Spanish búfalo ‎(buffalo) from Late Latin būfalus, from Latin būbalus, from Ancient Greek βούβαλος ‎(boúbalos, antelope, wild ox).

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buffalo ‎(plural buffaloes or buffalos or buffalo)

  1. Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape buffalo, Syncerus caffer, or the water buffalo Bubalus bubalis.
  2. A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.
  3. A buffalo robe.
  4. The buffalo fish.

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buffalo ‎(third-person singular simple present buffaloes, present participle buffaloing, simple past and past participle buffaloed)

  1. (transitive) To hunt buffalo.
  2. (US, slang, transitive) To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.
  3. (archaic, transitive) To pistol-whip.

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Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English buffalo.

NounEdit

buffalo

  1. buffalo (Asian or African)

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