short-horned buffalo
Zamouse a*mouse", n. [From a native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A West African buffalo ({Bubalus brachyceros}) having short horns depressed at the base, and large ears fringed internally with three rows of long hairs. It is destitute of a dewlap. Called also {short-horned buffalo}, and {bush cow}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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