Definition of wisent in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwiːz(ə)nt


The European bison. See bison.
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  • 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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