wisent

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noun wi·sent \ˈvē-ˌzent\

Definition of wisent

  1. :  a European bison (Bison bonasus) sometimes considered conspecific with the North American buffalo (B. bison) —called also aurochs

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Origin and Etymology of wisent

German, from Old High German wisant — more at bison


First Known Use: 1866


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