Bison

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bisōn, bisōnt- (wild ox), from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz (wild ox, aurochs).

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Bison m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Bovidae – the bisons.

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Proper noun[edit]

Bison

  1. A city/town in Kansas.
  2. A town in and the county seat of Perkins County, South Dakota.

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Etymology[edit]

16th c., borrowed from Latin bison, bisontis, at first also in forms with -t such as Bisont. Perhaps reinforced by French bison, from Old French bison, from the Latin. Eventually from Proto-Germanic *wisundaz and thus a doublet of Wisent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːzɔn/
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Noun[edit]

Bison m, n (genitive Bisons, plural Bisons or Bisone)

  1. bison (Bison bison)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Bisons. The form Bisone is rare.

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