Definition of wisent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvēzent/


The European bison. See bison.
Example sentences
  • However, hunting eradicated most populations, and the current range of the wisent is very restricted.
  • Following the war it was estimated than only sixty purebred wisents existed in the entire world.
  • All five wisents stayed for several months in the enclosure before being released into the National Park.


Mid 19th century: from German; related to bison.

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Syllabification: wi·sent

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