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bi·son

bison

 
pronunciation:
baI sn
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part of speech: noun
inflections: bison
definition 1: a very large mammal with a large head, humped shoulders, and short curved horns. Bison used to roam the plains of North America in large herds, but they were hunted until they were almost extinct. North American bison are also called buffalo, but they are not related to the true buffalo of Africa and Asia. Bison have hooves and are closely related to cattle. Bison eat only plants and chew their cud.
 
definition 2: a similar animal that lives in Europe. Both kinds of bison are closely related.
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