noun (used with a plural verb) Informal.
the dried dung of buffalo used as fuel, especially by early settlers on the western plains.
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- buffalo berry,
- buffalo bill,
- buffalo bird,
- buffalo carpet beetle,
- buffalo cloth,
- buffalo currant,
- buffalo fish,
- buffalo gnat,
- buffalo grass
Origin of buffalo chips
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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