Share this entry
water buffalo Syllabification: wa·ter buf·fa·lo

Definition of water buffalo in English:


A large black domesticated buffalo with heavy swept-back horns, used as a beast of burden throughout the tropics.
Example sentences
  • In Africa, the water buffalo is represented by the African or cape buffalo.
  • My friends and I took little-used routes to the outer edges of the valley to graze and mind our cows and water buffalo - the job of most rural kids.
  • However, few families own more than a small number of cows, water buffalo, or yaks because the mountainous topography does not provide grazing land for large animals.
Definition of water buffalo in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources