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Warm temperatures and no snow are contributing to unprecedented success for buffalo hunters.
The restaurant just added a new take on the favorite dish, as well: The Buff Nachos, which are the original nachos topped with buffalo chicken.
Guests remain in their cars to drive a two-mile route to see zebras, zebus, antelope, buffalo, a camel, ostriches, giraffes, a kangaroo and tortoises.
Its pages, all available in a digital reproduction, depict tribal ceremonies and dress, warfare, buffalo hunts and indigenous fauna, including a spread featuring three extremely alert owls and two smaller birds rendered large.
Reduced to dust and withered reeds when Saddam Hussein drained them to flush out rebels in the 1990s, the wetlands once again buzz with birds, dragonflies and the songs of buffalo-breeders, thanks to the devoted efforts of Iraqi conservationists.
From the deck of your boat, spot crocodiles, wild horses, buffalo and other wildlife.
And then Handle is more farm-to-table, but has dishes like a great buffalo cauliflower.
His bay scallops, mushrooms and black truffles served on a bed of pesto risotto; buffalo tenderloin (melted in my mouth); and lamb chops and shredded lamb croquette dish were all memorable.
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What is the origin of buffalo?
Greeks traveled much of the ancient world, and Greek authors gave names to many unfamiliar animals. The African gazelle they called boubalos. Later, the Romans borrowed this Greek word and used it for gazelle and for wild ox. In Latin the form was first bubalus and later bufalus. This Latin word for wild ox passed into Italian as bufalo and into Spanish as búfalo. From these languages, the English then picked up the word, spelling it buffalo, and when English settlers arrived in America, they gave the name to the big, shaggy animal that is also called bison.
Origin and Etymology of buffalo
First Known Use: 1562See Words from the same year
Examples of buffalo in a Sentence
I'm not some newcomer that you can buffalo with that nonsense.
in this debate I refuse to be buffaloed by a flurry of irrelevant issues
First Known Use of buffalo
Synonymsbamboozle, beguile, bluff, deceive, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trick
Related Wordskid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindle
Near Antonymsdebunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion
Definition of Buffalo
Buffalonianplay \ˌbə-fə-ˈlō-nē-ən\ noun
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