Meaning of BUFFALO in English


Any member of several bovid species, including the massive water buffalo and Cape buffalo .

The name is often applied to the American bison . The anoa ( Anoa depressicornis ) is a tiny, dark-brown buffalo of the dense, mature forests of Sulawesi. A shy animal, it stands 2.5–3 ft (0.75–1 m) at the shoulder and has straight, sharp-tipped horns. It is hunted for food, hides, and horns. A slightly larger species, the tamarau ( A. mindorensis ), inhabits the Philippine island of Mindoro. Exceedingly shy and wild, its numbers have been greatly reduced.

Cape, or African, buffalo ( Syncerus caffer ).

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buffalo soldier

Cape buffalo

water buffalo

Indian buffalo

{{link=Wood Buffalo National Park">Wood Buffalo National Park

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.