genus Bison

noun
sometimes considered a subgenus of genus Bos: American buffalo
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Bovidae, ↑family Bovidae
Member Meronyms:

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  • bison — [bī′sən, bī′zən] n. pl. bison [Early ModE bisontes, pl. < L, pl. of bison, wild ox < Gmc * wisunt < IE * wis onto < base * weis : see WEASEL] any of a genus (Bison) of bovid ruminants having a shaggy mane, short, curved horns, and a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bison — This is an article about an animal. For other uses, see Bison (disambiguation). Taxobox name = Bison image width = 250px image caption = American Bison ( Bison bison ) image2 width = 250px image2 caption = Wisent ( Bison bonasus ) regnum =… …   Wikipedia

  • bison — bisontine /buy seuhn tuyn , zeuhn /, adj. /buy seuhn, zeuhn/, n., pl. bison. 1. Also called American bison, American buffalo. a North American, oxlike ruminant, Bison bison, having a large head and high, humped shoulders: formerly common in North …   Universalium

  • Bison antiquus — Taxobox name = Bison antiquus status = not applicable (prehistoric) image caption = Bison antiquus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Bovidae genus = Bison species = B. antiquus binomial = Bison… …   Wikipedia

  • Bison occidentalis — Taxobox name = Bison occidentalis image caption = status = Fossil regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Bovidae subfamilia = Bovinae genus = Bison species = B. occidentalis binomial = Bison… …   Wikipedia

  • Bison latifrons — Taxobox name = Bison occidentalis image caption = Bison latifrons status = Fossil regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Bovidae subfamilia = Bovinae genus = Bison species = B. occidentalis binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Bison bison — noun large shaggy haired brown bison of North American plains • Syn: ↑American bison, ↑American buffalo, ↑buffalo • Hypernyms: ↑bison • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Bison …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bison bonasus — noun European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison • Syn: ↑wisent, ↑aurochs • Hypernyms: ↑bison • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Bison …   Useful english dictionary

  • bison — noun (plural bison) Etymology: Latin bisont , bison, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wisant aurochs; akin to Old Prussian wissambrs aurochs Date: circa 1611 any of several large shaggy maned usually gregarious recent or extinct bovine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bison — n. (pl. same) either of two wild hump backed shaggy haired oxen of the genus Bison, native to N. America (B. bison) or Europe (B. bonasus). Etymology: ME f. L f. Gmc …   Useful english dictionary

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