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buffalo

[ buhf-uh-loh ]SEE DEFINITION OF buffalo

Synonyms for buffalo

  • camel
  • cattle
  • cow
  • deer
  • elephant
  • giraffe
  • hippopotamus
  • hog
  • horse
  • llama
  • pig
  • rhinoceros
  • swine
  • tapir
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUFFALO

In its fright, it had probably mistaken us for a band of buffalo.

You were arrested in Buffalo, convicted, and served your stretch.

But the buffalo had come south that winter for the early grass.

My friend uses no water—you ought to have seen his bill at the Buffalo hotel.

"That is the Pawnees, singing their travel song," said the Buffalo Chief.

Everybody looked at the Buffalo Chief, for, after all, it was he who began the party.

The Buffalo herds have gone; they have succumbed to the rifles of the hunters.

He tells us that two of themjust two minddevoured a quarter of a buffalo in one morning.

Cargoes of army stores were transported between Buffalo and Detroit.

I know that in Buffalo they were at first voted down by a large majority.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s (earlier buffel, 1510s, from Middle French), from Portuguese bufalo "water buffalo," from Latin bufalus, variant of bubalus "wild ox," from Greek boubalos "buffalo," originally a kind of African antelope, later used of a type of domesticated ox in southern Asia and the Mediterranean lands, perhaps from bous "ox, cow" (see cow (n.)). Wrongly applied since 1630s to the American bison. Buffalo gnat is recorded from 1822.

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