Definition of Buffon, Comte de in US English:

Buffon, Comte de

proper noun

  • (1707–88), French naturalist; born Georges-Louis Leclerc. A founder of paleontology, he emphasized the unity of all living species, minimizing the apparent differences between animals and plants. His compilation of the animal kingdom, the Histoire Naturelle, reached 36 volumes by the time of his death.


Buffon, Comte de