buffalo
I. noun (plural -lo or -loes; also -los) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Italian bufalo & Spanish búfalo, from Late Latin bufalus, alteration of Latin bubalus, from Greek boubalos African gazelle Date: 1562 1. any of several wild bovids: as a. water buffalo b. Cape buffalo c. (1) any of a genus (Bison) of bovids; especially a large shaggy-maned North American bovid (B. bison) that has short horns and heavy forequarters with a large muscular hump and that was formerly abundant on the central and western plains — compare wisent (2) the flesh of the buffalo used as food 2. any of several suckers (genus Ictiobus) found mostly in the Mississippi valley — called also buffalo fish II. transitive verb (-loed; -loing) Date: 1891 bewilder, baffle; also bamboozle

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