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American bison, American buffalo, buffalo, Bison bisonnoun
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, buffaloverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A kind of wild ox.
Become th’ unworthy browse
Of buffaloes, salt goats, and hungry cows. John Dryden, Virgil.
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
Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York. Buffalo itself has a population of 261,310 and the Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents. Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes: Great Lakes shipping was rerouted by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and steel mills and other heavy industry relocated to places such as China. With the start of Amtrak in the 1970s, Buffalo Central Terminal was also abandoned, and trains were rerouted to nearby Depew, New York and Exchange Street Station. By 1990 the city had fallen back below its 1900 population levels.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
buf′a-lō, n. a genus of the ox kind, the tame, often domesticated Asiatic buffalo, and the entirely wild and fierce Cape buffalo. The so-called American buffalo is really a 'bison.' [It. buffalo, through L. from Gr. boubalos.]
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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
See Pack and Draught Animals.
A type of animal.
Buffalo are found in various countries around the world.
Submitted by MaryC on April 13, 2016
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Buffalo is ranked #26471 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Buffalo surname appeared 922 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Buffalo.
50.3% or 464 total occurrences were White.
30.1% or 278 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
11.1% or 103 total occurrences were Black.
4.5% or 42 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of Buffalo in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Buffalo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Buffalo in a Sentence
I have noticed that more in the last couple of years, maybe the last two to three years, maybe it took a little bit of time to make its way to Buffalo.
It's awful, it's sad. My daughter-in-law is from Buffalo, so now it's so close to home, it's not even safe if you come outside anymore, you know ?
I think it’s amazing, when the first person posted that Buffalo Wing Pizza induced their labor, several new moms followed up to say the same thing. THIS' CENTUONO FORMAGGIO PIZZA HAS 101 CHEESES ON IT.
I was deeply disturbed by the video, as was Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood, he directed an immediate investigation into the matter, and the two officers have been suspended without pay.
These documents and others were provided to Deutsche Bank on one occasion in which I was with him in our attempt to obtain money so that we can put a bid on the Buffalo Bills.
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Translations for Buffalo
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- جاموسة, جاموسArabic
- буйвал, бізонBelarusian
- бивол, обърквам, бизон, слисвамBulgarian
- búfal, bisóCatalan, Valencian
- bizon, buvolCzech
- jage, bison, gå på jagt, sætte til vægs, bøffel, forvirre, bringe ud af detDanish
- Büffel, Bison, WisentGerman
- βουβάλι, βίσοναςGreek
- bizono, bubaloEsperanto
- bisonte, búfaloSpanish
- pühvel, piisonEstonian
- بوفالو, گاومیشPersian
- biisoni, puhveliFinnish
- búffil, bisonurFaroese
- buffle, bisonFrench
- buffelWestern Frisian
- buabhall, bíosúnIrish
- buabhallScottish Gaelic
- באפלו, ביזוןHebrew
- bivaly, bölényHungarian
- բիզոն, գոմեշArmenian
- bufalo, bisonItalian
- アメリカ野牛, 野牛Japanese
- 들소, 물소Korean
- buivolas, bizonasLithuanian
- പോത്ത്, എരുമMalayalam
- kafferbuffel, bizon, buffel, waterbuffel, karbouwDutch
- bison, bøffelNorwegian
- ayání, tábąąh ayáníNavajo, Navaho
- ᒪᔥᑯᑌᐱᔑᑭOjibwe, Ojibwa
- bawół, polować na bawoły, bizonPolish
- búfalo, bisãoPortuguese
- bivol, bizonRomanian
- буйвол, бизонRussian
- bivo, bizon, bivol, биво, бивол, бизонSerbo-Croatian
- zubor, byvolSlovak
- bivol, bizonSlovene
- buall, bizonAlbanian
- buffel, bisonoxeSwedish
- nyati, mbogoSwahili
- గేదె, బర్రెTelugu
- bizonu, kara sığırTurkish
- бізон, буйволUkrainian
- بھینس, بھینساUrdu
- trâu rừngVietnamese
- nagu àllWolof
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