buffalo

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1buf·fa·lo

noun, often attributive \ˈbə-fə-ˌlō\
plural buf·fa·lo or buf·fa·loes also buf·fa·los

Definition of BUFFALO

1
:  any of several wild bovids: as
a :  water buffalo
b :  cape buffalo
c (1) :  any of a genus (Bison) of bovids; especially :  a large shaggy-maned North American bovid (B. bison) that has short horns and heavy forequarters with a large muscular hump and that was formerly abundant on the central and western plains — compare wisent
(2) :  the flesh of the buffalo used as food
2
:  any of several suckers (genus Ictiobus) found mostly in the Mississippi valley —called also buffalo fish

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Origin of BUFFALO

Italian bufalo & Spanish búfalo, from Late Latin bufalus, alteration of Latin bubalus, from Greek boubalos African gazelle
First Known Use: 1562

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with BUFFALO

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2buffalo

verb
buffaloedbuffalo·ing

Definition of BUFFALO

transitive verb
:  bewilder, baffle; also :  bamboozle

Examples of BUFFALO

  1. <I'm not some newcomer that you can buffalo with that nonsense.>
  2. <in this debate I refuse to be buffaloed by a flurry of irrelevant issues>

First Known Use of BUFFALO

1891

Buf·fa·lo

geographical name \ˈbə-fə-ˌlō\

Definition of BUFFALO

city & port W New York on Lake Erie & Niagara River pop 261,310
Buf·fa·lo·ni·an \ˌbə-fə-ˈlō-nē-ən\ noun

Rhymes with BUFFALO

acid snow, afterglow, aikido, alpenglow, apropos, art deco, art nouveau, audio, Baguio, Bamako, barrio, bay window, Bergamo, bibelot, Bilbao, black widow, blow-by-blow, body blow, bone marrow, bordereau, Borneo, bow window, buffalo, bungalow, Bushido, buteo, calico, cameo, cachalot, cembalo, centimo, CEO, chassepot, cheerio, Clemenceau, cogito, comedo, comme il faut, counterflow, Cupid's bow, curaçao, Curaçao, curassow, curio, daimyo, danio, Delano, Diderot, do-si-do, domino, dynamo, embryo, entrepôt, Erato, escargot, Eskimo, extrados, fabliau, folio, French window, fricandeau, furbelow, gigolo, golden glow, go-no-go, grass widow, guacharo, hammer throw, hammertoe, haricot, heel-and-toe, hetero, high and low, HMO, Holy Joe, horror show, Idaho, in a row, indigo, in escrow, in the know, Jericho, kakapo, latigo, little toe, long-ago, Longfellow, Maceió, Maginot, Manchukuo, medico, Mexico, mistletoe, modulo, Monaco, Navajo, NCO, nuncio, oleo, olio, on tiptoe, Oreo, overflow, overgrow, overthrow, ovolo, Pamlico, Papago, paseo, picaro, piccolo, Pierrot, polio, pomelo, pompano, portico, PPO, Prospero, proximo, quid pro quo, radio, raree-show, ratio, Richard Roe, Rochambeau, rococo, rodeo, Romeo, rose window, round window, saddlebow, Sapporo, sapsago, Scapa Flow, Scipio, Scorpio, semipro, show window, sloppy joe, so-and-so, SRO, standing O, status quo, stereo, stop-and-go, studio, subito, tallyho, tangelo, Taranto, tic-tac-toe, TKO, to-and-fro, Tokyo, tombolo, touch-and-go, tournedos, tremolo, tuckahoe, tupelo, UFO, ultimo, undergo, undertow, Veneto, vertigo, vibrio, video, virago, vireo, Zhangjiakou, zydeco

buffalo

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Cape, or African, buffalo (Syncerus caffer).—Mark Boulton—The National Audubon Society Collection/Photo Researchers

Any member of several bovid species, including the massive water buffalo and Cape buffalo. The name is often applied to the American bison. The anoa (Anoa depressicornis) is a tiny, dark-brown buffalo of the dense, mature forests of Sulawesi. A shy animal, it stands 2.5–3 ft (0.75–1 m) at the shoulder and has straight, sharp-tipped horns. It is hunted for food, hides, and horns. A slightly larger species, the tamarau (A. mindorensis), inhabits the Philippine island of Mindoro. Exceedingly shy and wild, its numbers have been greatly reduced.

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