from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bovine mammal (Bison bison) of western North America, having large forequarters, a shaggy mane, and a massive head with short curved horns; a buffalo.
- n. An animal (B. bonasus) of Europe, similar to but somewhat smaller than the bison; a wisent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wild ox, Bison bonasus.
- n. A similar American animal, Bison bison else Bos americanus or Bisonte americano; also called a buffalo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The aurochs or European bison.
- n. The American bison buffalo (Bison Americanus), a large, gregarious bovine quadruped with shaggy mane and short black horns, which formerly roamed in herds over most of the temperate portion of North America, but by 1900 was restricted to very limited districts in the region of the Rocky Mountains, and was almost hunted to extinction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The aurochs, or bonasus, a European wild ox: hence applied to several similar animals, recent and extinct.
- n. Bison or Bos americanus, improperly called the buffalo, an animal which formerly ranged over most of the United States and much of British America in countless numbers, now reduced to probably a few thousands, and apparently soon to become extinct as a wild animal.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus or subgenus of the family Bovidæ, including the aurochs, B. bonasus (see cut under aurochs), the American bison, B. americanus, and several related fossil species, as B. latifrons.
- n. A name applied by Indian sportsmen to the gaur, Bibos (or Gavæus) gaurus, in distinction to ‘buffalo,’ which is used for Bos buffelus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
Hope he got to keep the meat, bison is good eating.
If you can find it, ground bison is a better, leaner option, and usually only costs a little more.
Troll Central has realized that their minions are not intellectually capable of being effective at conventional trolling and bison is one of several sock-puppets that are using unconventional methods to take control of the dialogue.
In 1995 the State of Montana sued the National Park Service and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for delaying their long-term bison management planning and during winter of 1996-7 its agents shot and shipped to slaughter 1,500 bison in a brucellosis control campaign which became a nationally important public issue.
I think we ought'a kill off a bunch of cows every time a bison is infected!
I'm waiting for the freekin bison in our shopping malls.
Also, just kind of curious: do they call it bison or buffalo at the Iggle?
The bison is amazingly tender and flavorful and the ramps mellow considerably in the high heat of the wok.
The bison is remarkably tender and has a delicious flavor that is not gamey, but not exactly like beef, either.
The word bison is from the Anglo-Saxon _wesend_, but beyond Pliny its ultimate origin eludes all research.