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Definition of "wisent" [wisent]

  • The European bison (Bison bonasus) having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison. Also called aurochs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wisent" in a sentence
  • "Before Man came herds of wisent and mastodon kept the land mostly clear, and herds of white tail roamed."
  • "Notable mammals include the reintroduced bison or wisent Bison bonasus (EN), wolf Canis lupus, lynx Felis lynx, otter Lutra lutra and European beaver Castor fiber, also reintroduced."
  • "The forest was declared a hunting reserve in 1541 for the protection of wisent."
Words like "wisent"
European bison