Definition of African buffalo in US English:

African buffalo


  • A buffalo with large horns, native to Africa south of the Sahara.

    Syncerus caffer, family Bovidae; sometimes considered to be two species, the Cape buffalo and the forest (or dwarf) buffalo

    • ‘Coupled with the habit of charging en masse, few predators use African buffalo as a regular food source.’
    • ‘It is said that more big game hunters have been killed by African buffalo than by any other African animal.’
    • ‘Watch out for herds of impalas, Grant's gazelles, and African buffalo as you enter the park.’
    • ‘The social structure of the African buffalo is rather typical of most other wild cattle species.’
    • ‘In spite of all, the African buffalo is actually a placid animal, save when it is injured or at bay.’