bison

noun bi·son \ ˈbī-sᵊn , -zᵊn \
Updated on: 16 Dec 2017

Definition of bison

plural bison
: any of several large shaggy-maned usually gregarious recent or extinct bovine mammals (genus Bison) having a large head with short horns and heavy forequarters surmounted by a large fleshy hump: such as
a : wisent
b : buffalo 1c(1)

bisontine

play \-sᵊn-ˌtīn, -zᵊn-\ adjective

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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

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BISON Defined for English Language Learners

bison

noun

Definition of bison for English Language Learners

  • : a large, hairy wild animal that has a big head and short horns


BISON Defined for Kids

bison

noun bi·son \ ˈbī-sᵊn , -zᵊn \

Definition of bison for Students

plural bison
: a large animal with short horns and a shaggy mane that is related to the cows and oxen


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