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Cow vs. Buffalo

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Cownoun

(properly) An adult female of the species Bos taurus that has calved.

Buffalonoun

Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape buffalo, Syncerus caffer, or the water buffalo Bubalus bubalis.

Cownoun

(formerly inexact but now common) Any member of the species Bos taurus regardless of sex or age, including bulls and calves.

Buffalonoun

A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.

Cownoun

(uncommon) Beef: the meat of cattle as food.

Buffalonoun

A buffalo robe.

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Cownoun

(uncommon) Any bovines or bovids generally, including yaks, buffalo, etc.

Buffalonoun

The buffalo fish.

Cownoun

(biology) A female member of other large species of mammal, including the bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants.

Buffaloverb

(transitive) To hunt buffalo.

Cownoun

A woman considered unpleasant in some way, particularly one considered nasty, stupid, fat, lazy, or difficult.

Buffaloverb

To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.

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Cownoun

(mining) A chock: a wedge or brake used to stop a machine or car.

Buffaloverb

To pistol-whip.

Cowverb

To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.

‘Con artists are not cowed by the law.’;

Buffalonoun

A species of the genus Bos or Bubalus (Bubalus bubalus), originally from India, but now found in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent. It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is fond of marshy places and rivers.

Cownoun

The mature female of bovine animals.

Buffalonoun

A very large and savage species of the same genus (Syncerus Caffer syn. Bubalus Caffer) found in South Africa; - called also Cape buffalo.

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Cownoun

The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.

Buffalonoun

Any species of wild ox.

Cownoun

A chimney cap; a cowl

Buffalonoun

The bison of North America.

Cownoun

A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock.

Buffalonoun

A buffalo robe. See Buffalo robe, below.

Cowverb

To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.

‘To vanquish a people already cowed.’; ‘THe French king was cowed.’;

Buffalonoun

The buffalo fish. See Buffalofish, below.

Cownoun

female of domestic cattle:

‘`moo-cow' is a child's term’;

Buffalonoun

large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains

Cownoun

mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'

Buffalonoun

a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls)

Cownoun

a large unpleasant woman

Buffalonoun

meat from an American bison

Cowverb

subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

Buffalonoun

any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo

Buffaloverb

intimidate or overawe

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