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buffalo Explained

buffalo at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['bʌfə'ləu]

buffalo at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1588, from Port. bufalo "water buffalo," from L. bufalus, var. of bubalus "wild ox," from Gk. boubalos "buffalo," originally a kind of African antelope, later used of a type of domesticated ox in southern Asia and the Mediterranean lands, from bous "ox, cow." Wrongly applied since c.1635 to the American bison. The verb meaning "to overawe" is from 1903. Buffalo wings finger food so called because the recipe was invented in Buffalo, N.Y., (1964, at Frank & Teressa's Anchor Bar on Main Street). ///

Buffalo at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

a port at the northeast end of Lake Erie near Niagara Falls in the state of New York, in the US//

buffalo at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] plural buffaloes or buffalo//
1 an African animal similar to a large cow with long curved horns: water buffalo//
2 a bison:

buffalo at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any member of several bovid species, incl. the massive water buffalo and Cape buffalo. The name is often applied to the Amer. bison. The anoa (Anoa depressicornis) is a tiny, dark-brown buffalo of the dense, mature forests of Sulawesi. A shy animal, it stands 2.5-3 ft (0.75-1 m) at the shoulder and has straight, sharp-tipped horns. It is hunted for food, hides, and horns. A slightly larger species, the tamarau (A. mindorensis), inhabits the Philippine island of Mindoro. Exceedingly shy and wild, its numbers have been greatly reduced.

City (pop., 1996 est.: 310,000), W New York. Located at the NE point of Lake Erie on the Niagara River, it is the terminus of the New York State Barge Canal. Settled by Amer. Indians in 1780, the site was platted at the beginning of the 19th cent. It was a military post in the War of 1812 and was burned by the British. Rebuilt in 1814-15, it became the W terminus of the Erie Canal, which brought an economic boom to the community. A major port on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the main U.S. gateway to Ontario's Toronto-Hamilton industrial region, it processes much of U.S.-Canadian trade. It is also an educational and medical research center.

Any member of several bovid species, incl. the massive water buffalo and Cape buffalo. The name is often applied to the Amer. bison. The anoa (Anoa depressicornis) is a tiny, dark-brown buffalo of the dense, mature forests of Sulawesi. A shy animal, it stands 2.5-3 ft (0.75-1 m) at the shoulder and has straight, sharp-tipped horns. It is hunted for food, hides, and horns. A slightly larger species, the tamarau (A. mindorensis), inhabits the Philippine island of Mindoro. Exceedingly shy and wild, its numbers have been greatly reduced.

City (pop., 1996 est.: 310,000), W New York. Located at the NE point of Lake Erie on the Niagara River, it is the terminus of the New York State Barge Canal. Settled by Amer. Indians in 1780, the site was platted at the beginning of the 19th cent. It was a military post in the War of 1812 and was burned by the British. Rebuilt in 1814-15, it became the W terminus of the Erie Canal, which brought an economic boom to the community. A major port on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the main U.S. gateway to Ontario's Toronto-Hamilton industrial region, it processes much of U.S.-Canadian trade. It is also an educational and medical research center.

buffalo at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

71 Moby Thesaurus words for "buffalo":
Brahman, Indian buffalo, addle, amaze, aurochs, baffle, balk,
bamboozle, beat, beef, beef cattle, beeves, bilk, bison, boggle,
bossy, bovine, bovine animal, bull, bullock, calf, carabao, cattle,
circumvent, confound, cow, critter, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dash,
daze, disappoint, dogie, floor, foil, fuddle, get, heifer,
hornless cow, keep in suspense, kine, leppy, lick, maverick, maze,
milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, muddle, muley cow,
muley head, musk-ox, mystify, neat, nonplus, ox, oxen, perplex,
puzzle, ruin, steer, stick, stirk, stot, stump, throw, wisent, yak,
yearling, zebu

buffalo at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural buffalo or buffaloes)

1 a large animal of the cow family. There are two types of buffalo, the African and the Asian, which has wide, curved horns.

2 = BISON
see also WATER BUFFALO

Buffalo at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Buffalo \Buf"fa*lo\, n.; pl. {Buffaloes}. [Sp. bufalo (cf. It.
bufalo, F. buffle), fr. L. bubalus, bufalus, a kind of
African stag or gazelle; also, the buffalo or wild ox, fr.
Gr. ? buffalo, prob. fr. ? ox. See {Cow} the animal, and cf.
{Buff} the color, and {Bubale}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A species of the genus {Bos} or {Bubalus} ({B.
bubalus}), originally from India, but now found in most of
the warmer countries of the eastern continent. It is
larger and less docile than the common ox, and is fond of
marshy places and rivers.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A very large and savage species of the same
genus ({B. Caffer}) found in South Africa; -- called also
{Cape buffalo}.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of wild ox.

4. (Zo["o]l.) The bison of North America.

5. A buffalo robe. See {Buffalo robe}, below.

6. (Zo["o]l.) The buffalo fish. See {Buffalo fish}, below.

{Buffalo berry} (Bot.), a shrub of the Upper Missouri
({Sherherdia argentea}) with acid edible red berries.

{Buffalo bird} (Zo["o]l.), an African bird of the genus
{Buphaga}, of two species. These birds perch upon
buffaloes and cattle, in search of parasites.

{Buffalo bug}, the carpet beetle. See under {Carpet}.

{Buffalo chips}, dry dung of the buffalo, or bison, used for
fuel. [U.S.]

{Buffalo clover} (Bot.), a kind of clover ({Trifolium
reflexum} and {T.soloniferum}) found in the ancient
grazing grounds of the American bison.

{Buffalo cod} (Zo["o]l.), a large, edible, marine fish
({Ophiodon elongatus}) of the northern Pacific coast; --
called also {blue cod}, and {cultus cod}.

{Buffalo fish} (Zo["o]l.), one of several large fresh-water
fishes of the family {Catostomid[ae]}, of the Mississippi
valley. The red-mouthed or brown ({Ictiobus bubalus}), the
big-mouthed or black ({Bubalichthys urus}), and the
small-mouthed ({B. altus}), are among the more important
species used as food.

{Buffalo fly}, or {Buffalo gnat} (Zo["o]l.), a small
dipterous insect of the genus {Simulium}, allied to the
black fly of the North. It is often extremely abundant in
the lower part of the Mississippi valley and does great
injury to domestic animals, often killing large numbers of
cattle and horses. In Europe the Columbatz fly is a
species with similar habits.

{Buffalo grass} (Bot.), a species of short, sweet grass
({Buchlo["e] dactyloides}), from two to four inches high,
covering the prairies on which the buffaloes, or bisons,
feed. [U.S.]

{Buffalo nut} (Bot.), the oily and drupelike fruit of an
American shrub ({Pyrularia oleifera}); also, the shrub
itself; oilnut.

{Buffalo robe}, the skin of the bison of North America,
prepared with the hair on; -- much used as a lap robe in
sleighs.

buffalo at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cod \Cod\, n. [Cf. G. gadde, and (in Heligoland) gadden, L.
gadus merlangus.] (Zo["o]l.)
An important edible fish ({Gadus morrhua}), taken in immense
numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is
especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of
Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large quantities.

Note: There are several varieties; as {shore cod}, from
shallow water; {bank cod}, from the distant banks; and
{rock cod}, which is found among ledges, and is often
dark brown or mottled with red. The {tomcod} is a
distinct species of small size. The {bastard}, {blue},
{buffalo}, or {cultus cod} of the Pacific coast belongs
to a distinct family. See {Buffalo cod}, under
{Buffalo}.

{Cod fishery}, the business of fishing for cod.

{Cod line}, an eighteen-thread line used in catching codfish.
--McElrath.

buffalo at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

buffalo
n 1: large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
[syn: {American bison}, {American buffalo}, {Bison bison}]
2: a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls)
3: meat from an American bison
4: any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including,
e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo [syn: {Old World buffalo}]
[also: {buffaloes} (pl)]

buffalo
v : intimidate or overawe
[also: {buffaloes} (pl)]

buffalo at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Buffalo

English

Inter: slim-wikipedia » lang=en
Category: Image - :African Buffalo.jpg|thumb|A herd of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Category: File - :Bison in Mudumalai.jpg|thumb|Bison in Mudumalai

Etymology

Inter: etyl » pt|en Inter: term » búfalo||buffalo|lang=pt.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈbʌf.əl.əʊ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"bVf.@l.@U/
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-Buffalo.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » bŭf'ə-lō, Inter: IPA » /ˈbʌf.ə.loʊ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"bVf.@.loU/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-buffalo.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » buffaloes|pl2=buffalos|pl3=buffalo


  • Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape buffalo, Inter: taxlink » Syncerus caffer|species, or the water buffalo Inter: taxlink » Buabalus bubalis|species.
    1. A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.
    2. A buffalo robe.
    3. The buffalo fish.

      Related terms

      * water buffalo

      See also

      * Category: Appendix: Animals -

  • Category: Appendix:English collective nouns -

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » Old World mammals
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|buffel
  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|buall|m
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|գոմեշ|tr=gomeš|sc=Armn
  • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|bufalo
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|буйвал|m|tr=bújval|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|бивол|m|tr=bívol|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|búfal|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|水牛|tr=shuǐniú|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|buvol|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bøffel|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|buffel|m, Inter: qualifier » Syncerus caffer Inter: t+ » nl|kafferbuffel|m, Inter: qualifier » Bubalus bubalis Inter: t+ » nl|karbouw|m, Inter: qualifier » Bubalus bubalis Inter: t+ » nl|waterbuffel|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|bubalo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|pühvel
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|búffil
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|puhveli
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|buffle|m
  • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|bufal|m, Inter: tø » fur|bo salvadi|m
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|búfalo|m
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Büffel|m, Inter: t+ » de|Wisent|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|βουβάλι|n|tr=vuváli|sc=Grek
  • Hawaiian: Inter: tø » haw|pāpulō
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|באפלו|m|tr=bufalo|sc=Hebr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|bivaly
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|buffall
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|buabhall|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|bufalo|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|野牛|tr=やぎゅう, yagyū|sc=Jpan
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ក្របី|tr=krɑbəy|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|물소|tr=mulso|sc=Kore
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|bubalus|m|alt=būbalus

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|bifelis
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|buivolas
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|бивол|m|tr=bívol|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|kerbau
    • Malayalam: Inter: t+ » ml|പോത്ത്|m|tr=pOththu|sc=Mlym, Inter: t+ » ml|എരുമ|f|tr=eruma|sc=Mlym
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|buflu|m
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|tábąąh ayání
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|bøffel|m
    • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|bufre|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|گاومیش|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|بوفالو|tr=bufaalo|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bawół|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|búfalo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|bivol|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|буйвол|m|tr=bújvol|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|buabhall|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|биво|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|бивол|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|bivo|m, Inter: t- » sh|bivol|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|byvol|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|bivol|m
    • Sorbian:
    • : Lower Sorbian: Inter: tø » dsb|buwoł|m
    • : Upper Sorbian: Inter: t- » hsb|buwoł|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|búfalo|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|mbogo, Inter: t+ » sw|nyati
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|buffel|c
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|గేదె|tr=gaede|sc=Telu, Inter: t+ » te|బర్రె|tr=barre|sc=Telu
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|kara sığır
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|буйвол|m|tr=bújvol|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|بھینسا|m|sc=ur-Arab, Inter: t- » ur|بھینس|f|sc=ur-Arab
    • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|buffel|m
    • Wolof: Inter: t- » wo|nagu àll|alt=nagu àll wi


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » North American bison
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|bizon|m
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|բիզոն|tr=bizon|sc=Armn
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|бізон|m|tr=bizón|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|бизон|m|tr=bizón|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|bisó|m
    • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᏴᏑ|tr=yvsu|sc=Cher
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|野牛|tr=yěniú|sc=Hani
    • Cree: Inter: t- » cr|ᐸᔉᐙᐎᒧᐢᑐᐢ|tr=paskwaawimostos|sc=Cans
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|bizon|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bison|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bizon|m, Inter: qualifier » inaccurate translation of buffalo meaning bison Inter: t+ » nl|buffel|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|bizono
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|piison
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|bisonur|m, Inter: t- » fo|búffil|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|biisoni
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bison|m
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|კამეჩი|tr=kameč'i|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bison|m, Inter: t+ » de|Büffel|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|βίσονας|m|tr=vísonas|sc=Grek
    • Hawaiian: Inter: tø » haw|pāpulō
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|ביזון|m|tr=bizon|sc=Hebr
    • Hopi: Inter: tø » hop|mosayru
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|bölény
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|bíosún|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|bison|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|野牛|tr=やぎゅう, yagyū|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|アメリカ野牛|tr=アメリカやぎゅう, Amerika yagyū|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|들소|tr=deulso|sc=Kore
  • Lakota: Inter: tø » lkt|tȟatȟáŋka
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|bizonas
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|ayání
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|bison
  • O'odham: Inter: tø » ood|pisin
  • Ojibwe: Inter: tø » oj|ᒪᔥᑯᑌᐱᔑᑭ|tr=mashkodebizhiki|sc=Cans
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bizon|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bisão|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|bizon|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бизон|m|tr=bizón|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|buabhall|m
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|бизон|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|bizon|m
  • Shoshone: Inter: tø » shh|bozheena
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|zubor|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|bizon|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bisonte|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bisonoxe|c
  • Taos: Inter: tø » twf|kònéna, Inter: qualifier » yearling Inter: tø » twf|c’ə́olena
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|bizonu
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|бізон|m|tr=bizón|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » robe
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » fish
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » br: Inter: t+ » br|bual
    • Inter: ttbc » lld: Inter: tø » lld|bo salvare
    • Inter: ttbc » rom: Inter: tø » rom|guruv|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » rm: Inter: t- » rm|bov selvadi
  • Inter: ttbc » sc: Inter: t- » sc|boe aresti, Inter: t- » sc|búfalu
  • Inter: ttbc » cy: Inter: t- » cy|byfflo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » buffaloes|buffaloing|buffaloed
  • Inter: transitiv » e To hunt buffalo.
    1. Inter: US » slang|transitive To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.
    2. Inter: archaic » transitive To pistol-whip.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » hunt buffalo

  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|jage bøfler, Inter: t- » da|gå på jagt (gå på bøffeljagt)
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|polować na bawoły

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|kurangu|sc=Taml


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » outwit, confuse
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|обърквам|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|слисвам|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|forvirre, Inter: t- » da|bringe ud af det, Inter: t- » da|sætte til vægs


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » cmn: Inter: t » cmn|愚弄|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|愚弄|tr=yú nòng|sc=Hani

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » pistol-whip
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Category: w:en - :Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo|Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo on Wikipedia
    Category: Category:English nouns with irregular plurals -
    Category: Category:en:Mammals -
    Translation: bg » buffalo
    Translation: ca » buffalo
    Translation: de » buffalo
    Translation: et » buffalo
    Translation: el » buffalo
    Translation: eo » buffalo
    Translation: eu » buffalo
    Translation: fa » buffalo
    Translation: fr » buffalo
    Translation: ko » buffalo
    Translation: io » buffalo
    Translation: it » buffalo
    Translation: kn » buffalo
    Translation: sw » buffalo
    Translation: lo » buffalo
    Translation: lt » buffalo
    Translation: li » buffalo
    Translation: hu » buffalo
    Translation: ml » buffalo
    Translation: my » buffalo
    Translation: nl » buffalo
    Translation: pl » buffalo
    Translation: ro » buffalo
    Translation: ru » buffalo
    Translation: fi » buffalo
    Translation: ta » buffalo
    Translation: te » buffalo
    Translation: tr » buffalo
    Translation: vi » buffalo
    Translation: zh » buffalo

    Buffalo at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » buffalo

    English

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » En-uk-Buffalo.ogg|Audio (UK)

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A city in New York State, very near Niagara Falls.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » a city in New York State
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|Buffalo
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|水牛城|tr=Shǔiníu-chéng|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Buffalo
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Buffalo
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Buffalo
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|באפלו|tr=Bafalo|sc=Hebr
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|Buffalo
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|バッファロー|tr=Baffarō|sc=Jpan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|Bufalum
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|Bufalo
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|Bafalas
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Бафало|tr=Bafalo|sc=Cyrl
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Баффало|tr=Báffalo|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|Буффало|tr=Búffalo|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|Бафало|tr=Bafalo|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Buffalo
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|nyumbu
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|Баффало|tr=Buffalo|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Translations to be checked
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|버펄로|tr=Pap'ollo|sc=Kore


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Cities -
    Translation: ca » Buffalo
    Translation: es » Buffalo
    Translation: fr » Buffalo
    Translation: kn » Buffalo
    Translation: hu » Buffalo
    Translation: fi » Buffalo
    Translation: uk » Buffalo
    Translation: zh » Buffalo