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"bison" in British English

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bisonnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbaɪ.sən/ (plural bison)
a ​largewildanimal, ​similar to a ​cow but having a ​largerhead and ​shoulderscovered in ​hair, ​found in ​NorthAmerica and ​Europe. The ​North American bison is also called a buffalo.
(Definition of bison from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bison" in American English

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bisonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑɪ·sən/ (plural bison)
a ​large, ​wildanimal, ​similar to a ​cow but having a ​largerhead and ​hairyshoulders, ​found esp. in ​NorthAmerica: Large ​herds of bison, ​popularlyknown as ​buffalo, used to ​live on the ​plains of ​westernNorthAmerica.
(Definition of bison from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bison”
in Korean 들소…
in Arabic البيسون (الثوْر الأمْريكي)…
in Malaysian bison…
in French bison…
in Russian бизон…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指北美)野牛…
in Italian bisonte…
in Turkish öküz, bizon öküzü…
in Polish bizon…
in Spanish bisonte…
in Vietnamese trâu Châu Mỹ, bò rừng bizon…
in Portuguese bisão…
in Thai วัวไบซัน, วัวป่าขนาดใหญ่ในยุโรป…
in German der Bison, der Wisent…
in Catalan bisó…
in Japanese バイソン, 野牛…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指北美)野牛…
in Indonesian bison, banteng…
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