wisent


wi·sent

noun \ˈvē-ˌzent\

Definition of WISENT

:  a European bison (Bison bonasus) sometimes considered conspecific with the North American buffalo (B. bison) —called also aurochs

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Origin of WISENT

German, from Old High German wisant — more at bison
First Known Use: 1866

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