American bison

large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
Hypernyms: ↑bison
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Bison
Part Meronyms: ↑buffalo

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noun or american buffalo
Usage: usually capitalized A
: the bison (Bison bison) of No. America that formerly ranged in great herds over much of temperate No. America but is now nearly extinct

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bison (def. 1).
[1885-90, Amer.]

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