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bison

noun [C] uk   /ˈbaɪ.sən/ ( plural bison) us  
a large wild animal, similar to a cow but having a larger head and shoulders covered in hair, found in North America and Europe. The North American bison is also called a buffalo.
Translations of “bison”
in Korean 들소…
in Arabic البيسون (الثوْر الأمْريكي)…
in French bison…
in Turkish öküz, bizon öküzü…
in Italian bisonte…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指北美)野牛…
in Russian бизон…
in Polish bizon…
in Spanish bisonte…
in Portuguese bisão…
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…
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