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1. american bison, american buffalo, bison bison, buffalo

large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains

2. buffalo

a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls)

3. buffalo

meat from an American bison

4. buffalo, old world buffalo

any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo


5. buffalo

intimidate or overawe

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -loes or -lo
1. Also called: Cape buffalo
a member of the cattle tribe, Syncerus caffer, mostly found in game reserves in southern and eastern Africa and having upward-curving horns
2.  short for water buffalo
3. Also called: bison US and Canadian
a member of the cattle tribe, Bison bison, formerly widely distributed over the prairies of W North America but now confined to reserves and parks, with a massive head, shaggy forequarters, and a humped back
▶ Related adjective: bubaline
verb (transitive) US and Canadian informal
4. (often passive)
to confuse
to intimidate
a port in W New York State, at the E end of Lake Erie. Pop: 285 018 (2003 est)

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city in W N.Y., on Lake Erie & the Niagara River: pop. 293,000
nounWord forms: plural ˈbuffaˌloes, ˈbuffaˌlo, ˈbuffaˌlos
any of various wild oxen, sometimes domesticated, as the water buffalo of India or Cape buffalo of Africa
2.  US, Popularly
the American bison
3.  US
a robe made of buffalo skin
4.  US
buffalo fish
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈbuffaˌloed or ˈbuffaˌloing US
5.  Slang
to baffle, bewilder, bluff, or overawe

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A city of western New York at the eastern end of Lake Erie on the Canadian border. It is a major Great Lakes port of entry and an important manufacturing and milling center.
n. pl. buffalo or buf·fa·loes or buf·fa·los
a. Any of several large African and Asian ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the water buffalo and the African buffalo.
b. The North American bison.
c. The flesh of the North American bison, used as food.
2. Any of several North American suckers of the genus Ictiobus, having a dark body and an arched back. Also called buffalo fish.
tr.v. buf·fa·loed, buf·fa·lo·ing, buf·fa·loes
1. To intimidate or frighten, as by a display of authority: "The board couldn't buffalo the federal courts as it had the Comptroller" (American Banker).
2. To confuse or deceive: "Too often ... job seekers have buffaloed lenders as to their competency and training" (H. Jane Lehman).

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