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wisent

[vee-zuh nt] /ˈvi zənt/
noun
1.
bison (def 2).
Origin of wisent
1865-1870
1865-70; < German; Old High German wisunt; compare Old English wesend, weosend, Old Norse vīsundr, OPruss wissambrs, Greek bísōn bison
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  • Grazing in the meadows were the aurochs, or wild ox, and the wisent, or bison.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • It is uncertain whether the wisent does not also occur in Siberia.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Modern naturalists identify the elk with the eland, the wisent with the auerochs.

    Man and Nature George P. Marsh
  • The urus survived in Germany as late as the seventeenth century, while a few of the bison or 'wisent' survive to the present time.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
British Dictionary definitions for wisent

wisent

/ˈwiːzənt/
noun
1.
the European bison See bison (sense 2)
Word Origin
German, from Old High German wisuntbison
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