American bison

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n American bison large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
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Usage

In literature:

THE LITERATURE on the American bison, more popularly called buffalo, is enormous.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
The last herd of American bison was near at hand.
"The Last of the Plainsmen" by Zane Grey
Last, not least, the American bison is a thing of the past!
"My Native Land" by James Cox
Canada has evolved a novelty described as a "new beef animal," which is a blend of the domestic cow and the North American bison.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 146., January 14, 1914" by Various
The American bison or buffalo seems to demand at our hands a short episode from the narrative of Kit Carson's life.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
And why did the American redskins never tame the bison, and adopt a pastoral life in their vast prairies?
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
The huge bison, or buffalo, of the North American prairie is gregarious; in other words, it loves society and travels in herds.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
The American Bison, now familiarly called a Buffalo, exists in vast herds in the prairies of the New World.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
The American Bison, with which you are all pretty familiar, is very similar to the one just mentioned.
"Chatterbox Stories of Natural History" by Anonymous
Remember the fate of the passenger pigeon and the American bison.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Men formerly ate the flesh of the American bison, or buffalo, as it was generally called.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
American Bison North America.
"Delineations of the Ox Tribe" by George Vasey
Next in order of susceptibility come the buffalo, American bison, camel, chamois, llama, giraffe, and antelope.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
This mane in the European species disappears in summer; but in the American bison it is to a considerable extent persistent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Do I not bid fair to revolutionise American agriculture by my success in domesticating the bison on my stock-farm in Maine?
"Boston Neighbours In Town and Out" by Agnes Blake Poor
BISON, American, mane of the male, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
There is positive evidence that some of the American tribes possessed large herds of domesticated bisons.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
The American Bison is a formidable animal when engaged alone, and when charging in a pack simply irresistible.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
Then it dawned upon our minds that a herd of the great American bison stood before us.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
The American Bison and the European Aurochs form another section; they are indeed extremely alike, specific differences being hardly recognisable.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In news:

The June 2012 birth of this Bronx Zoo baby bison, shown here with its mother, could aid American bison conservation efforts, scientists say.
Appalled by the sight of animals slaughtered mindlessly, William Temple Hornaday, chief taxidermist for the US National Museum, started captive breeding programs to save the American bison from extinction.
Also read David Samuels on the forces shaping the future of the American Bison's great plains habitats.
American Bison Vital Statistics .
Could contraceptives offer protection for the nation's last continuously wild herd of American bison.
Last weekend, some 400 riders on horseback pushed roughly 700 buffalo, proper name American bison, into corrals at the northern end of Antelope Island.
0 Five percent of sales from the Ursa Major X Topo Designs Dopp kit will go to support the preservation of the American bison 's winter habitat.
Two American Bison at Battelle Darby Metro Park (Photo: Sam Hendren / WOSU).
On a recent Wednesday morning, under the gaze of a mounted bison head, Native American tribal leaders filled the Senate Indian Affairs Room for their annual legislative summit.
Proving Up on the Great Plains covers the destruction and resurgence of the American bison.
You can find Copper Country by looking for American flags, a plastic bison and some sort of boat on the roof.
When Native Americans first arrived in North America about 15,000 years ago, they found two species of bison or, more colloquially, buffalo.
It's hard to imagine a beast more American than the American bison.
The American Bison (also known as buffalo) were taken from Yellowstone as part of an effort to repopulate the West with the iconic animals.
A national survey says that the American public respect and love bison, but most are unaware that the animals are in trouble.
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