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Also called American bison, American buffalo. a North American, oxlike ruminant, Bison bison, having a large head and high, humped shoulders: formerly common in North America, its small remaining population in isolated western areas of the U.S. and Canada is now protected.
Also called wisent. a related animal, Bison bonasus, of Europe, less shaggy and slightly larger than the American bison: now greatly reduced in number.
Contemporary Examples

What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear Doug Peacock November 22, 2014
Turns Out, a Video of Bison Purportedly Fleeing Yellowstone Is a Hoax Timothy Lesle April 7, 2014
American Wilderness Faces the Firing Squad Doug Peacock July 5, 2014
China’s Dog-Dyeing Craze: Once Shunned, Pet Pooches Now Embraced Melinda Liu July 7, 2012
What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear Doug Peacock November 22, 2014

Historical Examples

The Terms of Surrender Louis Tracy
The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore Robert H. Elliot
The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

noun (pl) -son
Also called American bison, buffalo. a member of the cattle tribe, Bison bison, formerly widely distributed over the prairies of W North America but now confined to reserves and parks, with a massive head, shaggy forequarters, and a humped back
Also called wisent, European bison. a closely related and similar animal, Bison bonasus, formerly widespread in Europe
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