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wisent

[ vee-zuhnt ]
/ ˈvi zənt /
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noun

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Origin of wisent

1865–70; <German; Old High German wisunt; compare Old English wesend, weosend,Old Norse vīsundr, OPruss wissambrs,Greek bísōnbison
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  • Grazing in the meadows were the aurochs, or wild ox, and the wisent, or bison.

    Men of the Old Stone Age|Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • It is uncertain whether the Wisent does not also occur in Siberia.

    Men of the Old Stone Age|Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Modern naturalists identify the elk with the eland, the wisent with the auerochs.

    Man and Nature|George P. Marsh
  • The urus survived in Germany as late as the seventeenth century, while a few of the bison or 'wisent' survive to the present time.

    Men of the Old Stone Age|Henry Fairfield Osborn

British Dictionary definitions for wisent

wisent
/ (ˈwiːzənt) /

noun

the European bisonSee bison (def. 2)
German, from Old High German wisunt bison
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