Cape buffalo

noun
\ ˈkāp- How to pronounce Cape buffalo (audio) \

Definition of Cape buffalo

: the large reddish-brown to black wild buffalo (Syncerus caffer) of sub-Saharan Africa

called also African buffalo

First Known Use of Cape buffalo

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cape buffalo

Cape of Good Hope, Africa

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