Definition of wisent in English:

wisent

noun

  • The European bison.

    See bison
    • ‘However, hunting eradicated most populations, and the current range of the wisent is very restricted.’
    • ‘Following the war it was estimated than only sixty purebred wisents existed in the entire world.’
    • ‘Bison bonasus, the European bison or wisent, has been restricted to mainland Europe throughout its history.’
    • ‘All five wisents stayed for several months in the enclosure before being released into the National Park.’
    • ‘As a result of this breeding program, there are now over two thousand wisents in the world.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from German; related to bison.

Pronunciation

wisent

/ˈvēzent/