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Buf·fon

 (bo͞o-fôN′), Comte Georges Louis Leclerc de 1707-1788.
French naturalist whose monumental Histoire Naturelle (36 volumes, 1749-1788) provided encyclopedic coverage of vertebrate biology, geology, and mineralogy and was renowned for its elegant style.

Buffon

(French byfɔ̃)
n
(Biography) Georges Louis Leclerc (ʒɔrʒ lwi ləklɛr), Comte de. 1707–88, French encyclopedist of natural history; principal author of Histoire naturelle (36 vols., 1749–89), containing the Époques de la nature (1777), which foreshadowed later theories of evolution

Buf•fon

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n.
Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707–88, French naturalist.
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You should speedily see a Historia Naturalis Americana, that would put the sneering imitators of the Frenchman, De Buffon, to shame
expounders were Buffon and Oliver Goldsmith, from both of whom we
Whence, in the name of Count Buffon and Baron Cuvier, came those dogs that I saw in Typee?
If Buffon had known of the gigantic sloth and armadillo-like animals, and of the lost Pachydermata, he might have said with a greater semblance of truth that the creative force in America had lost its power, rather than that it had never possessed great vigour.
There is no doubt that Mr Brass intended some compliment or other; and it has been argued with show of reason that he would have said Buffon, but made use of a superfluous vowel.
Holland were lucky to break the deadlock, with Van Nistelrooy in an offside position before tapping the ball past Buffon.
Triumphant goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon wants Italians to celebrate the Azzurri's World Cup title instead of immediately turning their attention to the match-fixing scandal.
GIANLUIGI BUFFON is refusing to believe tonight could be his last-ever Champions League game.
Milan: Italy goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon confirmed on Tuesday he is ready to come out of international retirement if he is called up for friendlies against England and Argentina.
ROME:Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon confirmed on Tuesday he is ready to come out of international retirement if he is called up for friendlies against England and Argentina.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is prepared to go back on his decision to retire from international football if he is picked for the friendlies against England and Argentina next month.
Gonzalo Higuain scored after three minutes and Gianluigi Buffon saved a penalty as Juventus stayed on track for a fourth straight Italian Cup on Tuesday with a 1-0 semi-final, first leg win at Atalanta.