Cape buffalo
noun Etymology: Cape of Good Hope, Africa Date: 1860 the large reddish-brown to black wild buffalo (Syncerus caffer) of sub-Saharan Africa — called also African buffalo

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  • Cape buffalo — 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}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cape buffalo — 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

  • Cape buffalo — n. a large, black, nearly hairless, very fierce buffalo (Syncerus caffer) of South Africa, with horns joined at the bases to form a helmetlike structure …   English World dictionary

  • Cape buffalo — a large black buffalo, Syncerus caffer, of southern Africa, having horns that meet at the base forming a helmetlike structure over the forehead. [1885 90] * * * Massive, black, horned buffalo (Syncerus caffer), formerly found throughout sub… …   Universalium

  • Cape buffalo — afrikinis buivolas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Syncerus caffer angl. African buffalo; Cape buffalo vok. afrikanischer Büffel; Kaffernbüffel; Steppenbüffel rus. африканский буйвол; ёрный буйвол… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Cape buffalo — Cape′ buf falo n. mam African buffalo • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cape buffalo — /ˈkeɪp bʌfəloʊ/ (say kayp bufuhloh) noun a large, short haired buffalo, Syncerus caffer, of southern Africa, having massive curved horns; the only species of buffalo native to the African continent. Also, African buffalo …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cape buffalo — noun large often savage buffalo of southern Africa having upward curving horns; mostly in game reserves • Syn: ↑Synercus caffer • Hypernyms: ↑Old World buffalo, ↑buffalo • Member Holonyms: ↑Synercus, ↑genus Synercus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cape buffalo — noun A large African bovid, Syncerus caffer. Syn: African buffalo …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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