buffalo


buffalo
/ˈbʌfəloʊ / (say 'bufuhloh)

noun (plural buffaloes or buffalos, buffalo)
1. any of several species of bovine mammals native to parts of Asia and Africa, as the water buffalo, the Cape buffalo, the anoa, and the tamarau.
2. (popularly) a bison.
verb (t) (buffaloed, buffaloing)
3. to confuse; bewilder; overawe.
{Italian bufalo, from Vulgar Latin būfalus, variant of būbalus bubal}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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