bison

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American bison (Bison bison)

Etymology[edit]

Middle English bisontes (plural), from Old French bison, from Latin bisōn, bisōnt- (wild ox), from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (wild ox, aurochs), from Proto-Indo-European *wisAn- (aurochs, aurochs horn), from Proto-Indo-European *weys- (to flow, melt). Akin to Old High German wisunt "bison" (German Wisent "bison"), Old English wesend, wusend "bison, buffalo, wild ox", Middle Dutch wēsent "wild ox".

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bison (plural bison or bisons)

  1. A wild ox, Bison bonasus.
  2. A similar American animal, Bison bison else Bos americanus or Bisonte americano; also called a buffalo.

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bison

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bison m (plural bisons)

  1. buffalo (North American bison)
  2. wisent (European bison)

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French bison, from Latin bisōn, bisōnt- (wild ox), of Germanic origins.

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bison f (plural bisons)

  1. bison