Definition of bison in English:

bison

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪs(ə)n
 
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noun (plural same)

  • A humpbacked shaggy-haired wild ox native to North America and Europe.
    • Genus Bison, family Bovidae: B. bison of North American prairies (also called buffalo), and B. bonasus of European forests (also called wisent), now found only in Poland. These are sometimes regarded as a single species
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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