plural buffalo or buffaloes also buffalos
Definition of buffalo
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : any of several wild bovids: such as
a : water buffalo
b : cape buffalo
c(1) : bison especially : a large North American bison (Bison bison) that has a dense coat of dark brown fur with a shaggy mane on the head and lower neck, short hollow horns, and heavy forequarters with a large muscular hump over the shoulders and that formerly was abundant in North America but is now reduced to small populations of plains and prairies chiefly of the central U.S. and Canada : american bison — compare european bison
(2) : the flesh of the buffalo used as food
2 : any of several suckers (genus Ictiobus) found mostly in the Mississippi River valley
— called also buffalo fish
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