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n. pl. beefalo or beef·a·los or beef·a·loes
A hybrid that results from a cross between the North American bison (buffalo) and beef cattle and is typically 3/8 bison and 5/8 domestic cattle. Beefalo yields leaner beef than conventional breeds of cattle.

[Blend of beef and buffalo.]


n, pl -loes or -lo
(Animals) US a cross between a domestic cow and a buffalo, technically one that is three-eighths buffalo and five-eighths cow, intended for beef production


(ˈbi fəˌloʊ)

n., pl. -loes, -los, (esp. collectively) -lo.
1. a hybrid animal that is ? to 3/32 buffalo, the remaining genetic component being domestic cow: bred for disease resistance and for meat with low fat content.
2. the meat of such an animal.
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Noun1.beefalo - hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalobeefalo - hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; yields leaner beef than conventional breeds
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
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