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Definition of buffalo:

  1. A buffalo robe. See robe, below.
  2. A species of the genus Bos or Bubalus ( B. bubalus), originally from India, but now found in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent. It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is fond of marshy places and rivers.
  3. A very large and savage species of the same genus ( B. Caffer) found in South Africa; - called also Cape buffalo.
  4. Any species of wild ox.
  5. The bison of North America.
  6. The buffalo fish. See fish, below.


old world buffalo, American Bison, European bison or wisent, African buffalo, Cape buffalo, Forest buffalo, American buffalo, Bison bison, wild ox.

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