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buffalo


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buffalo  \Buf"fa*lo\,  n.;  pl  {Buffaloes}.  [Sp.  bufalo  (cf.  It 
  bufalo,  F.  buffle),  fr  L.  bubalus,  bufalus,  a  kind  of 
  African  stag  or  gazelle;  also  the  buffalo  or  wild  ox  fr 
  Gr  ?  buffalo,  prob.  fr  ?  ox  See  {Cow}  the  animal,  and  cf 
  {Buff}  the  color,  and  {Bubale}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  species  of  the  genus  {Bos}  or  {Bubalus}  ({B. 
  bubalus}),  originally  from  India,  but  now  found  in  most  of 
  the  warmer  countries  of  the  eastern  continent.  It  is 
  larger  and  less  docile  than  the  common  ox  and  is  fond  of 
  marshy  places  and  rivers. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  very  large  and  savage  species  of  the  same 
  genus  ({B.  Caffer})  found  in  South  Africa;  --  called  also 
  {Cape  buffalo}. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  species  of  wild  ox 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  bison  of  North  America. 
 
  5.  A  buffalo  robe.  See  {Buffalo  robe},  below. 
 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  buffalo  fish.  See  {Buffalo  fish},  below. 
 
  {Buffalo  berry}  (Bot.),  a  shrub  of  the  Upper  Missouri 
  ({Sherherdia  argentea})  with  acid  edible  red  berries. 
 
  {Buffalo  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  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.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Buffalo  clover}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  clover  ({Trifolium 
  reflexum}  and  {T.soloniferum})  found  in  the  ancient 
  grazing  grounds  of  the  American  bison. 
 
  {Buffalo  cod}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  edible,  marine  fish 
  ({Ophiodon  elongatus})  of  the  northern  Pacific  coast;  -- 
  called  also  {blue  cod},  and  {cultus  cod}. 
 
  {Buffalo  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  large  fresh-water 
  fishes  of  the  family  {Catostomid[ae]},  of  the  Mississippi 
  valley.  The  red-mouthed  or  brown  ({Ictiobus  bubalus}),  the 
  big-mouthed  or  black  ({Bubalichthys  urus}),  and  the 
  small-mouthed  ({B.  altus}),  are  among  the  more  important 
  species  used  as  food. 
 
  {Buffalo  fly},  or  {Buffalo  gnat}  (Zo["o]l.),  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. 
 
  {Buffalo  grass}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  short,  sweet  grass 
  ({Buchlo["e]  dactyloides}),  from  two  to  four  inches  high, 
  covering  the  prairies  on  which  the  buffaloes,  or  bisons, 
  feed.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Buffalo  nut}  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cod  \Cod\,  n.  [Cf.  G.  gadde,  and  (in  Heligoland)  gadden,  L. 
  gadus  merlangus.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  important  edible  fish  ({Gadus  morrhua}),  taken  in  immense 
  numbers  on  the  northern  coasts  of  Europe  and  America.  It  is 
  especially  abundant  and  large  on  the  Grand  Bank  of 
  Newfoundland.  It  is  salted  and  dried  in  large  quantities. 
 
  Note:  There  are  several  varieties;  as  {shore  cod},  from 
  shallow  water;  {bank  cod},  from  the  distant  banks;  and 
  {rock  cod},  which  is  found  among  ledges,  and  is  often 
  dark  brown  or  mottled  with  red.  The  {tomcod}  is  a 
  distinct  species  of  small  size.  The  {bastard},  {blue}, 
  {buffalo},  or  {cultus  cod}  of  the  Pacific  coast  belongs 
  to  a  distinct  family.  See  {Buffalo  cod},  under 
  {Buffalo}. 
 
  {Cod  fishery},  the  business  of  fishing  for  cod. 
 
  {Cod  line},  an  eighteen-thread  line  used  in  catching  codfish. 
  --McElrath. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buffalo 
  n  1:  large  shaggy-haired  brown  bison  of  North  American  plains 
  [syn:  {American  bison},  {American  buffalo},  {Bison  bison}] 
  2:  a  city  on  Lake  Erie  in  western  New  York  (near  Niagara  Falls) 
  [syn:  {Buffalo}] 
  3:  meat  from  an  American  bison 
  4:  any  of  several  Old  World  animals  resembling  oxen  including, 
  e.g.,  water  buffalo;  Cape  buffalo  [syn:  {Old  World  buffalo}] 
  v  :  intimidate  or  overawe 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Buffalo,  IA  (city,  FIPS  9235) 
  Location:  41.46025  N,  90.71819  W 
  Population  (1990):  1260  (459  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.2  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Buffalo,  IL  (village,  FIPS  9434) 
  Location:  39.84949  N,  89.40895  W 
  Population  (1990):  503  (200  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Buffalo,  KS  (city,  FIPS  9150) 
  Location:  37.70861  N,  95.69669  W 
  Population  (1990):  293  (154  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  66717 
  Buffalo,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  42716 
  Buffalo,  MN  (city,  FIPS  8452) 
  Location:  45.17698  N,  93.86854  W 
  Population  (1990):  6856  (2608  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.3  sq  km  (land),  3.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  55313 
  Buffalo,  MO  (city,  FIPS  9514) 
  Location:  37.64428  N,  93.09434  W 
  Population  (1990):  2414  (1167  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  65622 
  Buffalo,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59418 
  Buffalo,  ND  (city,  FIPS  10420) 
  Location:  46.92143  N,  97.55029  W 
  Population  (1990):  204  (108  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58011 
  Buffalo,  NY  (city,  FIPS  11000) 
  Location:  42.88980  N,  78.85968  W 
  Population  (1990):  328123  (151971  housing  units) 
  Area:  105.2  sq  km  (land),  30.8  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  14201,  14202,  14203,  14204,  14206,  14207,  14208,  14209,  14210,  14211,  14212,  14213,  14214,  14215,  14216,  14220,  14222,  14223 
  Buffalo,  OK  (town,  FIPS  9850) 
  Location:  36.83491  N,  99.62765  W 
  Population  (1990):  1312  (655  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Buffalo,  SC  (CDP,  FIPS  10090) 
  Location:  34.72426  N,  81.68348  W 
  Population  (1990):  1569  (648  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  29321 
  Buffalo,  SD  (town,  FIPS  8140) 
  Location:  45.58609  N,  103.54301  W 
  Population  (1990):  488  (240  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57720 
  Buffalo,  TX  (city,  FIPS  11116) 
  Location:  31.46123  N,  96.06278  W 
  Population  (1990):  1555  (750  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Buffalo,  WI  (city,  FIPS  11000) 
  Location:  44.22352  N,  91.86936  W 
  Population  (1990):  915  (447  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.2  sq  km  (land),  10.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Buffalo,  WV  (town,  FIPS  11284) 
  Location:  38.61317  N,  81.98130  W 
  Population  (1990):  969  (415  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.0  sq  km  (land),  0.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  25033 
  Buffalo,  WY  (city,  FIPS  10685) 
  Location:  44.34228  N,  106.71744  W 
  Population  (1990):  3302  (1627  housing  units) 
  Area:  8.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  82834 




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