a large black buffalo, Syncerus caffer, of southern Africa, having horns that meet at the base forming a helmetlike structure over the forehead.
- Also called African buffalo .
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How to use Cape buffalo in a sentence
The horns resemble those of the Cape buffalo, being broad at the base and covering nearly the entire forehead.North America | Israel C. Russell
The Cape buffalo is regarded by naturalists as quite a distinct species from other buffaloes.The World and Its People: Book VII | Anna B. Badlam
The skin of the Cape buffalo is made into shields and targets, and is so hard that a musket ball will scarcely penetrate it.Delineations of the Ox Tribe | George Vasey
Mr. Pringle gives the following description of a Cape buffalo hunt.Natural History in Anecdote | Various
That the Cape buffalo is nine feet from nose to root of tail.Delineations of the Ox Tribe | George Vasey
British Dictionary definitions for Cape buffalo
another name for buffalo (def. 1)
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