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Cape buffalo

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noun

a large black buffalo, Syncerus caffer, of southern Africa, having horns that meet at the base forming a helmetlike structure over the forehead.

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Also called African buffalo .

Origin of Cape buffalo

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for Cape buffalo

Cape buffalo

noun

another name for buffalo (def. 1)
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