Meaning of BUFFALO in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbʌfələu ]

n. & v. --n. (pl. same or -oes) 1 either of two species of ox, Synceros caffer, native to Africa, or Bubalus arnee, native to Asia with heavy backswept horns. 2 a N. American bison, Bison bison. --v.tr. (-oes, -oed) US sl. overawe, outwit. øbuffalo grass 1 a grass, Buchloe dactyloides, of the N. American plains. 2 a grass, Stenotaphrum secundatum, of Australia and New Zealand. [prob. f. Port. bufalo f. LL bufalus f. L bubalus f. Gk boubalos antelope, wild ox]

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