Definition of bison
bisontineplay \-sən-ˌtīn, -zən-\ adjective
Recent Examples of bison from the Web
Excavations for train projects have turned up bison and camel bones as well as mastodon teeth and tusk fragments.
Charcoal's, which opened in 2013, makes gourmet burgers with meats lie beef, bison, elk and antelope.
These burgers have it all: Salty feta and pomegranate seeds infuse the bison patty for cheesy pleasure in every bite.
Or visitors can simply enjoy observing the bison in their tranquil natural environment.
The Buffalo Bisons scored seven runs in the top of the ninth inning and beat the Charlotte Knights 12-7 on Saturday.
In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017, photo, a bison munches grass in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
The Iron Bridge Trailhead on Route 53, north of Midewin's Welcome Center is the main access point to the bison range.
More than 150 years ago, bison were a natural and integral part of the prairie ecosystem before Europeans settled the vast central tallgrass prairie.
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Origin and Etymology of bison
Latin bisont-, bison, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wisant aurochs; akin to Old Prussian wissambrs aurochs
First Known Use: circa 1611
BISON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bison for English Language Learners
: a large, hairy wild animal that has a big head and short horns
BISON Defined for Kids
Definition of bison for Students
: a large animal with short horns and a shaggy mane that is related to the cows and oxen
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