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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Popular Adventure Tales

  • 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.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

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