Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “buffalo”

buffalo

noun [C]    /ˈbʌf·əˌloʊ/ (plural buffaloes or buffalo)
any of various large animals of the cattle family found in Africa , Asia , and North America : The huge herds of buffalo on the Great Plains of the west were hunted almost to extinction .
(Definition of buffalo noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of buffalo

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Cattle & similar animals, but you might be interested in these topics from the Mammals topic area:

Definitions of “buffalo” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

as husband and wife

in the same way as two people who are married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More