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Meaning of BISON

Pronunciation:  'bIsun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of several large shaggy-maned humped bovids having large heads and short horns

BISON is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: American bison, American buffalo, aurochs, Bison bison, Bison bonasus, bovid, buffalo, genus Bison, wisent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bi"son\ (b[imac]"s[o^]n; 277), n. [L. bison, Gr. bi`swn,
a wild ox; akin to OHG. wisunt, wisant, G. wisent, AS.
wesend, Icel. v[=i]sundr: cf. F. bison.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The aurochs or European bison.
(b) The American bison buffalo ({Bison Americanus}), a large,
    gregarious bovine quadruped with shaggy mane and short
    black horns, which formerly roamed in herds over most of
    the temperate portion of North America, but is now
    restricted to very limited districts in the region of the
    Rocky Mountains, and is rapidly decreasing in numbers.

Computing Dictionary

gnu's replacement for the yacc parser generator. Bison runs under unix and on atari computers. It was written by Robert Corbett.

Latest version: 1.28, as of 2000-05-22.

As of version 1.24, Bison will no longer apply the gnu general public license to your code. You can use the output files without restriction.

ftp gnu.org or your nearest gnu archive site.

E-mail: <bug-bison@gnu.org>.

bison++ is a version which produces c++ output.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aurochs, beef, beef cattle, beeves, bossy, bovine, bovine animal, Brahman, buffalo, bull, bullock, calf, carabao, cattle, cow, critter, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dogie, heifer, hornless cow, Indian buffalo, kine, leppy, maverick, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, neat, ox, oxen, steer, stirk, stot, wisent, yak, yearling, zebu