Definition of bison in English:


Syllabification: bi·son
Pronunciation: /ˈbīs(ə)n

noun (plural same)

A humpbacked shaggy-haired wild ox native to North America and Europe.
More example sentences
  • Today the wood and plains bison in North America are the only surviving populations.
  • From North America came squirrels and raccoons, bears and bison, eagles and an elk.
  • Elks and bison, it seems, adapted better to the new landscape than mammoths and horses.


late Middle English: from Latin, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to wisent.

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