(Zol.) A very large and savage species of the same genus (Syncerus Caffer syn. Bubalus Caffer) found in South Africa; -- called also
(Zol.) Any species of wild ox.
(Zol.) The bison of North America.
5. A buffalo robe. See
Buffalo robe, below.
(Zol.) The buffalo fish. See Buffalofish, below.
(Bot.), a shrub of the Upper Missouri (Sherherdia argentea) with acid edible red berries. --
(Zol.), an African bird of the genus Buphaga, of two species. These birds perch upon buffaloes and cattle, in search of parasites. --
Buffalo bug, the carpet beetle. See under Carpet. --
Buffalo chips, dry dung of the buffalo, or bison, used for fuel.
(Bot.), a kind of clover (Trifolium reflexum and Trifoliumsoloniferum) found in the ancient grazing grounds of the American bison. --
(Zol.), a large, edible, marine fish (Ophiodon elongatus) of the northern Pacific coast; -- called also
blue cod, and
cultus cod. --
(Zol.), a small dipterous insect of the genus Simulium, allied to the black fly of the North. It is often extremely abundant in the lower part of the Mississippi valley and does great injury to domestic animals, often killing large numbers of cattle and horses. In Europe the Columbatz fly is a species with similar habits. --
(Bot.), a species of short, sweet grass (Buchlo dactyloides), from two to four inches high, covering the prairies on which the buffaloes, or bisons, feed.
(Bot.), the oily and drupelike fruit of an American shrub (Pyrularia oleifera); also, the shrub itself; oilnut. --
Buffalo robe, the skin of the bison of North America, prepared with the hair on; -- much used as a lap robe in sleighs.
buffalo fishn. (Zol.) 1. any of several large carplike North American fish.
(Zol.) Any of several large fresh-water fishes of the family Catostomid (also called suckers see
Sucker family), of the Mississippi valley. The red-mouthed or brown (Ictiobus bubalus), the big-mouthed buffalofish (Ictiobus cyrinellus, formerly called Bubalichthys urus), the black buffalofish (Ictiobus niger), and the small-mouthed buffalofish (Ictiobus bubalus, formerly called Bubalichthys altus), are among the more important species used as food.
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