from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of ruminants which in some classification systems is included in the genus Bos; the water buffaloes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus or subgenus of bovines, containing the buffaloes proper, as the Indian buffalo and the African buffalo: sometimes restricted to the latter. Hamilton Smith, 1827. See cuts under buffalo.
  • n. [lowercase] A member of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. in some classification systems included in genus Bos; water buffaloes


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  • Some observations on wild buffalo, Bubalus bubalus L. in Kaziranga National Park, Assam.

    Kaziranga National Park, India

  • Subsequent improvement of water quality has occurred and some species have reappeared upstream from Pittsburgh, including the smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus) (Cooper, 1985, pp. 177-183).

    Ecoregions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (EPA)

  • “Lúlúah,” which may mean the Union-pearl; but here used in the sense of wild cow, the bubalus antelope, alluding to the farouche nature of Miss Jamilah.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Jauzar” = a bubalus (Antilope defessa), also called

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Mahá” one of the four kinds of wild cows or bovine antelopes, bubalus, Antelope defassa, A. Ieucoryx, etc.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They should not be confused with the carabao of the Philippines, which is a small variety of domesticated Asian water buffalo (B. bubalus).

    Mindoro rain forests

  • The buffalo treehopper (Stictocephala bubalus) may destroy seed crops.

    Chapter 15

  • Body water content and water turnover of tropical Bos taurus, Bos indicus, Bibos banteng, and Bos bubalus bubalis.

    Chapter 9

  • Pediculosis, caused by the sucking louse (Hematopinus tuberculatus), occurs widely among buffalo, and sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei var. bubalus) is a serious disease, especially among calves and during dry seasons when wallowing opportunities are restricted.

    7 Health

  • Good story, but unfortunately the early Latins called Europe's similar beast a bubalus, which was corrupted in Latin to bufalus and from that to bufalo.



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