Definition of African buffalo in English:

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African buffalo


A buffalo with large horns, native to Africa south of the Sahara.
  • Syncerus caffer, family Bovidae; sometimes considered to be two species, the Cape buffalo and the forest (or dwarf) buffalo.
Example sentences
  • In spite of all, the African buffalo is actually a placid animal, save when it is injured or at bay.
  • The social structure of the African buffalo is rather typical of most other wild cattle species.
  • Coupled with the habit of charging en masse, few predators use African buffalo as a regular food source.

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Syllabification: Af·ri·can buf·fa·lo

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