Bubalus

noun
Bu·​ba·​lus | \ ˈbyübələs \

Definition of Bubalus

: a genus of Bovidae comprising the nearly hairless mud-wallowing buffaloes of Asia, certain large extinct relatives, and in some classifications the buffaloes of Africa

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History and Etymology for Bubalus

New Latin, from Low GermanK boubalos buffalo, from Greek, an African antelope, probably from bous head of cattle

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“Bubalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bubalus. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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