Cape buffalo

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noun \ˈkāp-\

Definition of Cape buffalo

  1. :  the large reddish-brown to black wild buffalo (Syncerus caffer) of sub-Saharan Africa —called also African buffalo

Origin and Etymology of cape buffalo

Cape of Good Hope, Africa


First Known Use: 1860


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