Buffon

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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

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(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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Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de. Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi.