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.
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- 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.
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).
“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.
“Jauzar” = a bubalus (Antilope defessa), also called
“Mahá” one of the four kinds of wild cows or bovine antelopes, bubalus, Antelope defassa, A. Ieucoryx, etc.
They should not be confused with the carabao of the Philippines, which is a small variety of domesticated Asian water buffalo (B. bubalus).
The buffalo treehopper (Stictocephala bubalus) may destroy seed crops.
Body water content and water turnover of tropical Bos taurus, Bos indicus, Bibos banteng, and Bos bubalus bubalis.
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.
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.