Definition of Buffon, Comte de in English:

Buffon, Comte de

proper noun

  • (1707–88), French naturalist; born Georges-Louis Leclerc. A founder of palaeontology, he emphasized the unity of all living species, minimizing the apparent differences between animals and plants. He produced a compilation of the animal kingdom, the Histoire Naturelle, which had reached thirty-six volumes by the time of his death.


Buffon, Comte de

/French byfɔ̃//ˈbuːfɒn/