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Definition of the noun African Buffalo

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African buffalo is the vernacular name of the Syncerus caffer, a species of Syncerus.

  • geographic area: Africa

Alternative definition of the noun African Buffalo


  1. A large African bovid, Syncerus caffer.


"African buffalo" is a book by Lynn M. Stone.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

and Syncerina (the African buffalo). The Asian and African buffaloes are generally similar, but there are some anatomic differences. The African buffalo ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) figures prominently in art. The cultures of the Democratic Republic of Congo note that black and red buffalo live together in herds — the cows are often red, while the bulls are coal black. Normally docile ...

Google previewMason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack (2016)

by Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg

The true buffalo is the African buffalo, ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

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African buffalo. 2. Indian (domesticated) buffalo. 3. Anoa. MODERN STEEL- BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. Four successive stages in the construction of. Buffalo-fish (B. buffelus) is a widely distributed domesticated species. Africa is said to have ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

The typical and well-known South African buffalo is nearly the equal ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

The bull is ashy-black in color, frequently with white feet, and is smaller than the African buffalo, never exceeding 16 hands at the withers. It is in the wild state an animal of tremendous power and ferocity, and is regarded by sportsmen as one ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport: A-Eel (1900)

by Henry Charles Howard Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire

Properly speaking, Bison include only the European and American Bison, whereas under the title of Buffalo are comprised the Indian Buffalo, the Cape Buffalo, and the Short-horned West African Buffalo, together with a small form from the ...

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