bison: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bī'sun, -zun), [key]
— pl. -son.
- Also calleda North American, oxlike ruminant, Bison bison, having a large head and high, humped shoulders: formerly common in North America, its small remaining population in isolated western areas of the U.S. and Canada is now protected.
- Also calleda related animal, Bison bonasus, of Europe, less shaggy and slightly larger than the American bison: now greatly reduced in number.
- bison (Thesaurus)