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The European bison. Also called aurochs.

[German, from Middle High German, from Old High German wisunt.]
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(Animals) the European bison. See bison2
[German, from Old High German wisunt bison]
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(ˈbaɪ sən, -zən)

n., pl. -son.
1. a North American buffalo, Bison bison, having a large head and high, humped shoulders.
2. Also called wisent. a related buffalo, Bison bonasus, of Europe, less shaggy and slightly larger than the American bison: nearly extinct in the wild.
[1350–1400; Middle English bisontes (pl.) < Latin (nominative singular bisōn) < Germanic]
bi′son•tine` (-ˌtaɪn) adj.
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Noun1.wisent - European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bisonwisent - European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison
genus Bison - sometimes considered a subgenus of genus Bos: American buffalo
bison - any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
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