Definition of Bison. Meaning of Bison. Synonyms of Bison

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Definition of Bison

Bison
Bison Bi"son (b[imac]"s[o^]n; 277), n. [L. bison, Gr. bi`swn, a wild ox; akin to OHG. wisunt, wisant, G. wisent, AS. wesend, Icel. v[=i]sundr: cf. F. bison.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The aurochs or European bison. (b) The American bison buffalo (Bison Americanus), a large, gregarious bovine quadruped with shaggy mane and short black horns, which formerly roamed in herds over most of the temperate portion of North America, but is now restricted to very limited districts in the region of the Rocky Mountains, and is rapidly decreasing in numbers.

Meaning of Bison from wikipedia

- Bison are large bovines in the genus Bison (Gr****: "wild ox" (bison)) within the tribe Bovini. Two extant and numerous extinct species are recognised...
- The American bison (Bison bison) is a species of bison native to North America. Sometimes colloquially referred to as buffalo (a distinct clade of bovine)...
- The European bison (Bison bonasus) or the European wood bison, also known as the wisent (/ˈviːzənt/ or /ˈwiːzənt/), the zubr (/zuːbər/), or sometimes colloquially...
- Bison hunting (hunting of the American bison, also commonly known as the American buffalo) was an activity fundamental to the economy and society of the...
- The Plains bison (Bison bison bison) is one of two subspecies/ecotypes of the American bison, the other being the wood bison (B. b. athabascae). A natural...
- The North Dakota State Bison football program represents North Dakota State University in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Championship...
- The wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) or mountain bison (often called the wood buffalo or mountain buffalo), is a distinct northern subspecies or ecotype...
- taurus), usually a male in managed breeding programs, and the American bison (Bison bison), usually a female in managed breeding programs. The breed was created...
- M. Bison, also known as the Dictator (for international tournaments), is a fictional character created by Capcom. First introduced in Street Fighter II:...
- The steppe bison or steppe wisent (Bison priscus) is an extinct species of bison that was once found on the mammoth steppe where its range included British...