Definitions for BUFFALOˈbʌf əˌloʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
buf•fa•loˈbʌf əˌloʊ(n.)(pl.)-loes, -los; -lo
(n.)any of several large wild oxen of the family Bovidae, as the bison or water buffalo.
(v.t. Informal.)to puzzle or baffle; confuse.
to intimidate by a display of power, importance, etc.
(adj.)patterned in buffalo plaid.
Origin of buffalo:
1535–45; < Pg bufalo < LL būfalus, var. of L būbalus < Gk boúbalos
a port in W New York, on Lake Erie. 310,548.
Category: Geography (places)
American bison, American buffalo, buffalo, Bison bison(noun)
large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls)
meat from an American bison
Old World buffalo, buffalo(verb)
any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
intimidate or overawe
Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape Buffalo, Syncerus caffer, or the water buffalo Buabalus bubalis.
A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.
A buffalo robe.
The buffalo fish.
To hunt buffalo.
To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.
A city in New York State, very near Niagara Falls.
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
a very large and savage species of the same genus (B. Caffer) found in South Africa; -- called also Cape buffalo
any species of wild ox
the bison of North America
a buffalo robe. See Buffalo robe, below
the buffalo fish. See Buffalo fish, below
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a city of New York State, at the E. end of Lake Erie, 300 m. due NW. of New York; is a well-built, handsome, and healthy city; the railways and the Erie Canal are channels of extensive commerce in grain, cattle, and coal; while immense iron-works, tanneries, breweries, and flour-mills represent the industries; electric power for lighting, traction, &c., is supplied from Niagara.
Translations for BUFFALO
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large kind of ox, especially the Asian and African varieties.
- جاموس، ثَوْرArabic
- búfaloPortuguese (BR)
- der BüffelGerman
- 물소, 들소Korean
- (尤指亞洲或非洲的)水牛Chinese (Trad.)
- con trâuVietnamese
- （尤指亚洲或非洲的）水牛Chinese (Simp.)
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