Definition of bison
bisontineplay \-sən-ˌtīn, -zən-\ adjective
Recent Examples of bison from the Web
While wolves, bison and elk died out or were hunted to extirpation in the state in the 1800s and early 1900s, deer remained.
Coaches Corner has a similar selection and Bookies even serves a bison burger.
The zoo has been around since the late 1800s and today -- besides the famous capybaras -- is home to bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, wallabies, emus and sheep.
Starting in Hettinger, North Dakota, the route runs — at times across gravel or pasture roads — into South Dakota before returning north with an opportunity to see the Standing Rock Sioux's tribal bison herds.
In this May 24, 2017 photo, a bison munches grass in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
Patrick, a fitness freak, ate a race day breakfast that included butternut squash, ground bison and half an avocado.
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.
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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 1611See Words from the same year
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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