from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Buffon, Comte Georges Louis Leclerc de 1707-1788. French naturalist whose monumental Histoire Naturelle (36 volumes, 1749-1788; 8 additional volumes completed by assistants and published in 1804) laid the foundation for later studies in biology, zoology, and comparative anatomy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as buffont.


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