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Blend of yak +‎ buffalo



yakalo (plural yakalos)

  1. A hybrid cross of a yak (Bos grunniens) and an American bison (Bison bison).
    • 1924 July 8, “Breed Yaks with Bison: New Animal Called Yakalo Good Beef Producer,” Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah), page 8 [1]:
      Yakalos” breed true to type, are sturdy and able to forage for themselves, he said.
    • 1926 December 23, “Yakalos, New Stock Breed, May Solve Meat Problem,” Indiana Weekly Messenger (Indiana, Pennsylvania), page 7 [2]:
      The meat of yakalos is said to be almost identical with beef aside from being finer-grained.
    • 1975 November 2, D.K. Woodman, “The Case of the Reluctant Tibetan Yak,” Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio), page 4C [3]:
      Instead of beefalo, he would have yakalo.

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