Bubalus Caffer
Cape Cape (k[=a]p), n. [F. cap, fr. It. capo head, cape, fr. L. caput heat, end, point. See {Chief}.] A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland. [1913 Webster]

{Cape buffalo} (Zo["o]l.) a large and powerful buffalo of South Africa ({Bubalus Caffer}). It is said to be the most dangerous wild beast of Africa. See {Buffalo}, 2.

{Cape jasmine}, {Cape jessamine}. See {Jasmine}.

{Cape pigeon} (Zo["o]l.), a petrel ({Daptium Capense}) common off the Cape of Good Hope. It is about the size of a pigeon.

{Cape wine}, wine made in South Africa [Eng.]

{The Cape}, the Cape of Good Hope, in the general sense of the southern extremity of Africa. Also used of Cape Horn, and, in New England, of Cape Cod. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bubalus Caffer — Buffalo Buf fa*lo, n.; pl. {Buffaloes}. [Sp. bufalo (cf. It. bufalo, F. buffle), fr. L. bubalus, bufalus, a kind of African stag or gazelle; also, the buffalo or wild ox, fr. Gr. ? buffalo, prob. fr. ? ox. See {Cow} the animal, and cf. {Buff} the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bubalus bubalus — Buffalo Buf fa*lo, n.; pl. {Buffaloes}. [Sp. bufalo (cf. It. bufalo, F. buffle), fr. L. bubalus, bufalus, a kind of African stag or gazelle; also, the buffalo or wild ox, fr. Gr. ? buffalo, prob. fr. ? ox. See {Cow} the animal, and cf. {Buff} the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bubalus — bubalis Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Bubalus bubalus — Buffle Buffle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Syncerus Caffer — Buffalo Buf fa*lo, n.; pl. {Buffaloes}. [Sp. bufalo (cf. It. bufalo, F. buffle), fr. L. bubalus, bufalus, a kind of African stag or gazelle; also, the buffalo or wild ox, fr. Gr. ? buffalo, prob. fr. ? ox. See {Cow} the animal, and cf. {Buff} the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syncerus caffer —   Búfalo cafre …   Wikipedia Español

  • Буйволы — (Bubalus) виды быков (Bovidae), отличающиеся большой, короткой и толстой головой, далеко расходящимися, несколько сжатыми с боков и согнутыми кзади рогами, всегда висящими ушами, редкой шерстью, а также дикостью, силою и злым, непокорным нравом.… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Бык — (Bovina) подсемейство полорогих жвачных (Cavicornia). Это крупные животные с различно изогнутыми, круглыми, гладкими, полыми рогами, сидящими на костяных лобных отростках, с широким, большей частью посредине голым концом морды (зеркальце),… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • blue cod — Buffalo Buf fa*lo, n.; pl. {Buffaloes}. [Sp. bufalo (cf. It. bufalo, F. buffle), fr. L. bubalus, bufalus, a kind of African stag or gazelle; also, the buffalo or wild ox, fr. Gr. ? buffalo, prob. fr. ? ox. See {Cow} the animal, and cf. {Buff} the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buchloe dactyloides — Buffalo Buf fa*lo, n.; pl. {Buffaloes}. [Sp. bufalo (cf. It. bufalo, F. buffle), fr. L. bubalus, bufalus, a kind of African stag or gazelle; also, the buffalo or wild ox, fr. Gr. ? buffalo, prob. fr. ? ox. See {Cow} the animal, and cf. {Buff} the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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