Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American bison, separated as a subspecies under the name Bison bison athabascæ. It formerly inhabited the mountainous and wooded parts of the northwestern United States and British territory from there to Lake Athabasca. A few still remain near this last locality. More commonly called wood-buffalo.
“There the fur-bearing animals exist in greatest plenty, and many others whose skins are valuable in commerce, as the moose, the wapiti, and the wood-bison.”
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