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OLD WORLD BUFFALO

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OLD WORLD BUFFALO (noun)
  The noun OLD WORLD BUFFALO has 1 sense:

1. any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo

  Familiarity information: OLD WORLD BUFFALO used as a noun is very rare.


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OLD WORLD BUFFALO (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Old World buffalo; buffalo

Hypernyms ("Old World buffalo" is a kind of...):

bovid (hollow-horned ruminants)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Old World buffalo"):

Asiatic buffalo; Bubalus bubalis; water buffalo; water ox (an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal)

anoa; Anoa depressicornis; dwarf buffalo (small buffalo of the Celebes having small straight horns)

Anoa mindorensis; Bubalus mindorensis; tamarao; tamarau (small buffalo of Mindoro in the Philippines)

Cape buffalo; Synercus caffer (large often savage buffalo of southern Africa having upward-curving horns; mostly in game reserves)

Holonyms ("Old World buffalo" is a member of...):

Bovidae; family Bovidae (true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats)


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