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Definition of the noun american bison

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  1. large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains

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  1. A bovine mammal, a species of bison, Bison bison.


  1. "American Bison", is a public sculpture by American wire sculptor William E. Arnold, located in Indianapolis, Indiana within White River State Park. The sculpture is a life-sized male bison constructed of barbed wire, densely coiled and woven. The figure is facing north and stands on a rough limestone block base. It is located on the west end of the Washington Street Bridge at the entrance to the Indianapolis Zoo. It is 5'9" in height, 7'2" in length and 2'2" in width. The barbed wire bison with the limestone pedestal weigh 17 tons.
    • completed in (26 years ago)
  2. "American Bison" is an artwork by Demetre Chiparus.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds (2001)

by Janet Vorwald Dohner

longer legs than the American bison. The calves and adultsarebrownwithalongmantleof haironthehead, shoulders, and front legs. Wisent can grow about 6.5 feet tall and 10.5 feet long, and they can weigh more than a ton. The forequarters are ...

Google previewHeinemann First Encyclopedia (2005)

by Heinemann Library (Firm)

There are two kinds of bison — the European bison called a wisent and the American bison. Bison are often incorrectly called buffalo. American bison live in Canada and the United States. Once there may have been as many as 60 million ...

Google previewDisasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mitchell Newton-Matza

American Bison Extermination The American bison (aka buffalo) are a breed of animal that was nearly killed into extinction, particularly in the nineteenth century. While a great deal of the slaughter was due to random killings, the buffalo also ...

Google previewImperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes] (2015)

A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Chris J. Magoc

Some lived in permanent villages and tended gardens along major watercourses while others roamed on foot in search of plant foods and game animals, including the American bison. Because certain technologies and practices were better ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Early North America (2004)

by Cameron B. Wesson

European hunting drove bison to near extinction, but modern management has stabilized North American bison populations. BISON JUMP. Hunting strategy practiced by Native American groups of the Great Plains for obtaining large numbers ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

two species survive, the American bison (Bison bison) and the european bison or WiSent (Bison bonasus). The American bison is also called the American bUFFAlo. both species are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

Anerroneous namefor the American bison (Bison bison),a shaggymaned, shorthorned, hoofed mammal of the cattle family, witha large,lowslung head and massive hump,reachinga height of fivefeet, alength of nine feet, and a weight of 2,500 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Native American Tribes (2009)

by Carl Waldman

buffalo (American bison, bison) A hoofed mammal with a dark-brown coat, shaggy mane, and short, curved horns. Buffalo, or bison, were essential to the Plains Indians for food, clothing, shelter, tools, and ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

An American bison: saw a buffalo at the zoo. See also sign for bison. Same sign used for: Buffalo, NY. □ [A bison's horns] Twist the knuckles of the right Y hand, palm facing in, back and forth on the right side of ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

the Americas; 12 United States American bison: 7 buffalo; 10 Bison bison American Cancer Society: 3 ACS American Chemical Society: 3 ACS American Civil War: 19 War between the States American eagle: 9 bald eagle American elk : ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Native American Movements (2008)

by Todd Leahy, Raymond Wilson

A number of American megafauna were extinct; however, one species, the American bison, or buffalo, not only survived but flourished. The buffalo ranged from the Southeast to as far west as the Northwest Coast, from the Rio Grande Valley to ...

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